I'll list below how I'm doing it, but each of us should do it as we feel best! My way is probably too long and drawn-out for many, so a simpler listing may work for you. But here's how I'm doing mine in case it's of use to you:
* I'm doing one page per issue/problem/habit.
* Typing it on a word processing document.
* Printing it up, leaving room for additions as I think of them...
* Punching holes for a binder, then inserting the pages in that.
Yep, I've already started my 'formal' contract for success... and challenge you to do this for yourself, too!!
* First page lists the basics:
"My SP Contract for Success
Based on Dean Anderson’s article:
“Staying Motivated, Tip #5: Write Your Own Contract For Success”www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=staying_m
" 1. A list of the specific situations, habits, and/or problems that you know, based on your past experience, are likely to cause problems again in the future.
" 2. A list of “countermeasures” you can take to deal with each of these problems before they sabotage your plans.
" 3. Some strong incentives for actually using the countermeasures you decide on, and/or some undesirable consequences for not using them."
WHAT I THEN DO:
Then one page for each problem, each page/habit to be set up as 3-part listings:
LIST OF COUNTERMEASURES:
INCENTIVES and/or UNDESIREABLE CONSEQUENCES:
It doesn't matter how you structure it, except to include those last three categories: naming the habit, list of countermeasures, list of incenntives/consequences.
I'd love to see others use this thread to share thoughts, maybe even their listings, because by seeing one another's ideas, we may gain insight into areas for our own 'contracts'.