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The Before-During-After Journal

The Write Way to Build Your Intrinsic Motivation



8/8/2014 10:15:20 PM

This article hit dead on for me about being uncomfortable with change. I do need to be open and stop judging and becoming defeated. I think I will try this journal. Can't hurt.


11/16/2013 8:43:19 AM

READTEACH1's SparkPage
This is a great article that really got me thinking. I have lost 40 pounds, but keeping it off and continuing my healthy lifestyle journey has been a real struggle. I think this may be the impetus I need to start journaling.


2/13/2013 1:10:09 PM

Thank you, Dean Anderson, for this wonderful infomation---- Many can benefit from all this advice-- and I am truly appreciative!


10/3/2012 8:42:20 AM

1935MARY's SparkPage
Great I am going to do this.Even when I was in school writing things down helped me do better. My motivation can always use a boost.


6/13/2012 10:51:37 AM

MYVOYAGE's SparkPage
I had previously read your article on " 4 Steps to Lasting Behavioral Change" and it lead me to this article. Both are excellent...I didn't know how to say it, but I needed that "internal" self awareness and self monitoring you describe. Starting a journal today to do just that! Thanks a million!!!!!


5/24/2012 12:33:02 PM

K-MONEY's SparkPage
So weird that I found this on the motivation page today because I started a journal this morning. I felt that I needed to write how I was feeling about my plateau and the stress I'm feeling from other things, and how they were compounding. This is a great suggestion, I'll incorporate it in!


1/16/2012 11:50:39 AM

Just what I needed. Well written.


12/11/2011 11:10:26 AM

IDPOTS's SparkPage
Been procrastinating getting my journal. NOT ANY MORE! Going out today to get a new small moleskin book with graphic pages and elastic closure band. Perfect for purse. I know this will work.


5/10/2011 10:17:15 AM

DLMULLINS70's SparkPage
This article is what I need right now. I am struggling with depression so cataloging what I feel about my own motivations will help me in the long run, I hope.


11/15/2010 3:18:39 PM

BERRY4's SparkPage
I'm so "on this page" today! Thanks for your practical comments & for pointing in a useful direction to apply & make POSITIVE changes!


11/2/2010 11:46:37 AM

DFROMTX's SparkPage
Excellent article. I believe the mind is very powerful. If you continually say that you will NEVER lose the weight, I believe that you will not. Also his statement "find what works best for you" is great.


5/12/2010 5:54:52 PM

Coach Dean, what did you do, crawl inside my ear and have a look inside my brain when I was napping?! How do you DO that??? Reckon I'll have to give this a try to shut the Dragon Lady up for good... :)


5/11/2010 5:49:08 AM

This is an awesome article.....have kept journals however not been journalling lately....this has morivated me to re-start again so that I can be aware when the negative creeps in and do something about it so that it doesn't get a hold and pull me backwards.....


3/6/2010 7:34:54 PM

G8TRGURL's SparkPage
Coach, this is perfect! I have the extrinsic because I need to keep my job, but intrinsic is my struggle. I am going to grab this and start tonight!


3/1/2010 8:52:08 PM

This makes a whole lot of sense. I'm starting right now!

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