Let’s agree to agree shall we?
A couple of weeks ago I had a great conversation with one of our dads. He had invited me to see his son’s graduation from elementary school, which I accepted without hesitation.
While we were waiting, the book The Four Agreements came up. He had not heard of it and was intrigued by the contents.
You see. This little book is based on four basic ideas that the author goes into great depth on, which are:
✅ Be impeccable with your word
✅ Don’t take anything personally
✅ Don’t make assumptions
✅ Always do your best
These are fundamental principles that I try my hardest to live by and communicate to our students as well.
So let’s take that first one, be impeccable with your word. This basically means don’t use your words in sinful ways. I think we can all agree this is a good thing.
Our words have the power to do two things…
Create and destroy. They can build others up or they can tear others down. We do our due diligence to teach the kids the power of their words and to be careful how they use them.
This 1st agreement though also makes reference on how we use our words when we talk about ourselves. Many forget this is equally as important to how we talk to others.
So, my challenge to you is to be mindful of the words you use to describe yourself and model the language you want to see your children use toward others and towards themselves.
This will have an amazingly positive impact on their lives and yours. So, keep it positive and lets start changing the world around us one word at a time.
Please share this message with anyone you know who could use this reminder.
Be on the lookout for the 2nd agreement…coming soon.
Until next time, make it a great day!
Blas Vegas Carrasco