2. Don't take anything personally. The first agreement suggests that we avoid treating others hurtfully. The second agreement provides us with a way of dealing with potentially hurtful treatment from others. Because each person sees the world in a unique way, the way that others treat us says as much about them as it does about us. To not take anything personally is to acknowledge the unique identities of other people. We respect their subjective realities, realizing that their views do not necessarily describe us accurately.
In reference to yesterday's post - while this doesn't diminish my part in the relationship, this agreement means, everyone in the relationship has their own idea of what has happened, based on their own world views.
1. Be impeccable with your word.
2. Don't take anything personally.
3. Don't make assumptions.
4. Always do your best.
I think I am going to re read this book - and re familiarize myself with these agreements.