One downside of the book is that some chords are too extreme and, if you take them at your fingertips, can cause additional problems in your life if taken without a proverbial grain of salt. However, with a little balance and a sense of openness, these chords can be transformed and re-stressed. Here is a statement on each of the four agreements. The four agreements are based on the principles of Tolteken, a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican culture in present-day Mexico. Accepting the four agreements – Be irreproachable with your word, don`t take anything personal, don`t make assumptions, always do your best – is a great entry into self-help books for beginners. On just 168 pages, The Four Agreements packs a lot of wisdom into an easy-to-understand format, which will also reshape the way you think about the world. While the chords are sometimes oversimplified, it`s still a big little book with a few heavy ideas. Focusing on one of these agreements can significantly improve your life and reduce stress. Focusing on all four can really change the lives of many people. While these suggestions are usually followed and not fanatically, they can help you reduce a large amount of stress by helping you avoid patterns of thought and behavior that cause frustration, blame, hurt feelings, and other negative emotions. 4.03 Comments: Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood 4.31 Note: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry After this list, you will find detailed descriptions of all the books on the list.

Available. Shipping from the UK in 4 working days What it means: Ruiz means doing your best at all times not to regret it. Some days your best isn`t as good as other days, and that`s okay. As long as you put an honest effort into life, you will not be ashamed and, a posteriori, you will not fight against a less than exceptional performance. Things to watch out for: Many people don`t recognize the power of their words and don`t see the damage that can be caused by reckless, thoughtless, or aggressive speech. Most of us are aware that yelling at someone can be annoying for them, but subtle little digs on them or gossip behind their backs can hurt others more than we recognize, and if we hurt them, we hurt ourselves. One of the best self-help books, The Road Less Traveled by Mr. Scott Peck, M.D., synthesizes psychology, values and spirituality. If you`re feeling lost or floating, unhappy and empty, The Road Less Traveled is definitely a book to look at. In Canada and the United States alone, Peck`s book trusted his personal growth and development. There has never been a better time to read it than today. 4.36 Note: Viktor E.

Frankl`s Man`s Search for Meaning Countless people have turned to the tactic advocated by Dave Ramsey in his book The Total Money Makeover, a book that wants to get its readers out of debt and into a more stable and secure financial situation. I myself used his famous “snowball principle” to fight against debt. People associate themselves with Ramsey`s advice because it`s practical and absurd, but it can also get you out of your situation, no matter how bad it is. 4.15 Evaluation: The four agreements concluded by Mr. Don Miguel Ruiz Peck. The least traveled path: a new psychology of love, traditional values and spiritual growth. New York City, NY: Simon and Schuster; 2012. What it contains: This agreement discusses avoiding gossip, lies, empty promises and other ways to create problems with our words. Just say what you want to say and realize that you can do harm if you are not careful with what you say. 4.06 Comments: The Road Less Traveled by Mr.

Scott Peck 4.15 Note: Kelly McGonical`s The Willpower Instinct Loves or hates it, controversial writer Malcolm Gladwell knows how to write addictive books that teach you great concepts in case studies tailored to the mouth. And of all his books, Outliers: The Story of Success is his highest-rated book on Goodreads, with Talking to Strangers being in second place with an average of 4.04 stars. . . .

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