To go along with the 6 types of loneliness and the 5 love languages, here are the 4 agreements. Incidentally, these have made a positive impact on my life.
1) Be impeccable with your word - 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.
2) Don't take anything personally - nothing others do is because of you. what others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. when you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.
3) Don't make assumptions - find the courage to ask questions and to
express what you really want. communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. with just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
4) Always do your best - your best is going to change from moment to
moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick.
under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgement, self-abuse, and regret.
I have been trying to figure out where the fine line is between arrogance and confidence. This past weekend, a friend very succinctly came up with the best definition I have heard so far.
The difference between arrogance and confidence is humility.