Be Impeccable with Your Word

 

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When I learn a lesson, I immediately look for ways to incorporate it into my daily life but also to share it with others.

When you try to separate who you are from how you show up personally and professionally, it becomes a draining struggle.  For a long time in my life, I ‘faked it’ and I became really good at it. I pretended to like things I really didn’t care for and I  became plagued by the disease to please others.

That, I can assure you is no way to live fully, specially in the pursuit of your happiness and a life you truly love.

The moment I decided to be, all of me, it was a collective of vulnerable and scary moments. But, what happens when you do something over and over again? Well, if you’re expecting different results, know that it’s called insanity. But, if you’re looking to improve a technique or to create a habit, then guess what? You can only get better at it.

“Be impeccable with Your Word” is one of the four lessons in the book The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

It sounds so incredibly simple, right? It refers to actions that are difficult, but only when we go head to head with ourselves, our values, our morals and our beliefs.

Let me brake it down for you:

 

  • Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
  • Don’t do something that goes against yourself. It means not speaking against yourself, to yourself or to others. It means not rejecting yourself. To be impeccable means to take responsibility for yourself, to not participate in “the blame game.” And if you mess up, OWN it…make amends and MOVE ON.
  • Regarding the word, the rules of “action-reaction” apply. What you put out energetically will come back to you. Proper use of the word creates proper use of energy, the reaction to love and gratitude is the same in the universe. The opposite is also true.

 

Impeccability starts at home, it starts with you. Be impeccable with yourself and that will reflect in your life and in your relationships with others.

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