"If you take action just for the sake of doing it, without expecting a reward, you will find that you enjoy every action that you do. Rewards will come but you will not be attached to the reward. You can even get more than what you would have imagined for yourself without expecting a reward. If we like what do, if we are always doing our best, then we are really enjoying life. Seek the pleasure in what you're doing, rather than in how it might benefit you."
- Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
In The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz, sets out four key agreements by which we should live by. The quote above is from the Always Do Your Best chapter. Ruiz advises that we should work not for the reward at the end of it but to take action for the sake of taking action, to love what we do. In my opinion, those most successful (and happy) enjoy what they do. Not only that, but when we do our best, we help avoid regret and judgment- both from ourselves and from others.
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What do you think? Are you putting your best foot forward? How can you take Don Miguel Ruiz's advice and apply it to your day to day work to make you more successful?