The first agreement is “to be irreproachable with your word”. It sounds very simple, but it`s very, very powerful. Why your word? Your word is the strength you must create. Your word is the gift that comes directly from God. The Gospel of John in the Bible, which speaks of the creation of the universe, says, “In the beginning there was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word is God.” The word is so powerful that a word can change a life or destroy the lives of millions of people. A few years ago, a man in Germany manipulated an entire country of the smartest people using this word. He led them into a world war with the force of his word. He convinced others to commit the most cruel acts of violence. It activated people`s fear with the word, and like a big explosion, there were killings and war all over the world.
All over the world, people were destroying others because they were afraid of everyone. Hitler`s word, based on terrified beliefs and agreements, will be remembered for centuries. “There is only one agreement left, but it is the one that allows the other three to become entrenched habits. The fourth chord deals with the action of the first three: always do your best. Ruiz explains that this agreement is the most important, but it is the most difficult to respect.  For this agreement, Ruiz first analyzes the word “irreproachable”. The word impeccable comes from the Latin word peccatus, which means “sin,” and the “im” at the beginning of irreproachable is the Latin prefix meaning “without.”