The Fifth Agreement of Success and Excellence

2857 WordsFeb 21, 201811 Pages
THE FIFTH AGREEMENT: SUCCESS AND EXCELLENCE Success and Excellence are factors of labour and rewards of hard work. Mostly everyone in life tend to measure the outcome of any event as success or failure. This is a common term used to describe satisfactory ratings at the end of an academic session for students. It is measured in levels, as I choose to put it: high level success, low level success and failure. Success is a relative measurement of performance, and a very practical tool in my application to the agreements mentioned in the book, “The Fifth Agreement: A practical guide to self-mastery” authored by Don Miguel Ruiz, Don Jose Ruiz and Janet Mills. The agreements are – Be impeccable with your word, Don’t take anything personally, Don’t make assumptions, Always do your best and Be skeptical, but learn to listen. The agreements helps you make better decisions in life concerning things you would have easily condemned yourself, improve your communication as well as listening skills. They position you to make better buying decisions and less likely to fall for investment because you will simply focus on asking straight and direct questions. I begin this essay by bringing to my reading audience, how these agreements or values have guided me in my academic pursuit as regards success. It is a comparative study of a previous state of my academics and another stage of my life. “What do you believe you are?” was repeatedly mentioned by the authors in the book – The fifth
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