Welcome to #TheDailyYes. The idea is simple- we are sharing some of the quotes, phrases, and pearls of wisdom that have helped us throughout the years.

A few simple words can completely change the way a person thinks about things. A person’s success, self-worth, and impact on the world can be completely attributed to the way he or she thinks about things.

Jason Mudd, Executive Officer

If you’ve known me for any length of time you have probably heard me talk about The Four Agreements. It’s one of my favorite books and has had a profound impact on how I live my life. I am so grateful that it was given to me that I share it with as many people as will listen to me! Yesterday I gave you the first agreement- if you haven’t checked it out, go ahead. I’ll wait.

Great- on to the next.

Agreement number two hits hard: don’t take anything personally.

Think about the simplicity of that. Don’t take anything personally.

Man- that’s hard! Have you ever tried to go through the day and, in every interaction, take nothing personally? Our ego tries to tell us that pretty much everything is all about us. It takes intention and awareness to operate in this manner but when you do- magical things happen (at least they did for me).

When I first read this book and started to put things into action this agreement was the one that I noticed the most. I think it is because I got to really see my ego in action. When I began to not take things personally, it allowed me to better accept and engage with the people in my life.

I am able to accomplish this, in spite of myself, by mentally slowing down. By pausing. I think of the quote my racing coach would say: “slow down to go faster”.

So to recap- be impeccable with your word and don’t take anything personally. Now get to work.

I also want to know what simple phrases, quotes, or other pearls of wisdom have positively impacted your life. I’m going to pick a guest contributor one day a week so that we can keep this lively from a perspective sense. Email me at hello@yeslouisville.com. I appreciate your thoughts!

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