I often think how calm my life would have been if I had asked instead of thinking endlessly about a false assumption I had made. The author, Don Miguel Ruiz, combines Mexico`s traditional indigenous beliefs with modern ideas to create four simple rules by which you can live your life. These rules are the agreements you must make with yourself. At first glance, the agreements seem so fundamental that one wonders what they are. But if you dive deeper into logic, you begin to appreciate the wisdom of what Ruiz says. And the fact that it has been translated into 46 languages and sold 8.5 million copies in the United States alone should also tell you that the author likes something. Don`t make assumptions. “Find the courage to ask questions and express what you really want.