And these agreements that we tell ourselves influence all our thoughts and opinions. We can use the fourth chord, Do Your Best, to encourage us to aspire positively. But this agreement also recognizes that “our best” varies from moment to moment, depending on our circumstances and mental state. Recognition of this fact leads to the realization that everything we are doing right now is of our best, and this awareness can prevent us from flogging ourselves if we are not up to an unreasonable standard of perfection. Nevertheless, I agree with Allan that this agreement is meant not to use your words against yourself (or others, because it will eventually work against you). My understanding of this agreement is that both the truth and the constructive use of your words are important aspects of irreprolity.