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I've been working on this a while now. Seems to be something that will keep going. In other words, I didn't pick 'easy' things to tackle, I guess!
PROGRESS IS BEING MADE!
Slow? Yup! But... indeed, progress!!
Since I'm starting over, this seems like a good idea to follow. And I like the idea of adding payments too since I already have a list of goal weights and a few rewards I want. Right now some are undecided, but I'm just waiting to think of what I really want to motivate me. For example, I already added a reward for the 200 pound mark, and I want that reward sooo badly that I've decided to restart from scratch so I can make sure I have a better, more organized plan of reaching it. Anyways, because I'm a writer anyways, and currently taking a Technical Writing class this semester, this sounds like a fun way to add some extra motivation and guidelines.
I'm just like everybody else, only different.
Current Goal -
10 Percent Gone at 212lbs
"I just entered this brand new world and I'm so openhearted. I know I've got a long way to go, but I'm just getting started. I'm over my head and I know it, I know it. I'm doing my best not to show it, to show it. Whatever it takes to be all I was meant to be, I'm gonna try."
- from Demi Lovato's song "Me, Myself and Time"
This is a great idea! Maybe add "payment" for living up to the contract in some form...a new dress for this, a day at the beach for that...whatever keeps the terms honest.
My name is Jeanne (pronounced Jean ee); I live in eastern Washington State.
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=sta
" 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'.
This morning Coach Dean posted his weekly motivational blog, specifically:
"Staying Motivated, Tip #5: Write Your Own Contract for Success"
I LOVED THIS IDEA... and am myself structuring and beginning my own Contract for Success. The contract concept goes far beyond goal-setting because it disects the targeted areas needing change...and develops a sort of game-plan for making that change happen!
HERE IS THE CHALLENGE.... an ongoing one that only starts now!!
CREATE YOUR OWN CONTRACT FOR SUCCESS!
That's it. Plain and simple.
Use Coach Dean's Motivational Tip #5 blog as your guide.
This challenge is for each of us to create our own Contract. This contract can be done on paper, in blogs, in any format that works for us!