When we see a person as successful as Tom Brady is in American soccer, it's no wonder we ask ourselves: where does so much talent come from? Also, there is no doubt that there are many shooting stars, who's career ends in a matter of a few years, but what makes Brady so persevering: the NFL star credits it to a Mexican book.
Reportedly, the book Los Cuatro Acuerdos (The Four Agreements), written by Mexican Don Miguel Ruiz, who, by the way, considers himself a Tijuana native, has greatly influenced the career of the NFL's most famous and successful quarterback. The "love" story with the book began more than 10 years ago, in 2007, when his wife Gisele Bundchen presented it to him.
In 2015, Brady commented that the book helped him a lot to overcome a scandal that marked his career, when they accused his then team, the New England Patriots, of deflating footballs. At the time he stated that something that helped him and that the book mentions is not to take things personally and to accept things he did not plan to do.
What is this book, which has marked the lives of thousands of people around the world, about? Basically, it is a spiritual guide based on the Toltec philosophy. Its four pillars are: 1. Be impeccable with your words, 2. Don't take things personally, 3. Don't make assumptions and 4 always do your best.
There is no doubt that Brady has taken note of these pillars, especially the "always do your best" section, as he has won the Super Bowl in 2002, 2004, 2005,2015, 2017 and 2019 and 2021 his seventh championship ring. In addition to imposing multiple records throughout his career.
Among the records that stand out the most is that he is the oldest player (43 years old) to play and win a Super Bowl. He also won for the fifth time the MVP award in the Super Bowl. There is no doubt that Brady is among players like Michael Jordan, Michael Phelps and Muhammad Ali, who will forever be remembered in sports history.
The Four Agreements and the influence on Tom Brady's life
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