Self-contracting

Self-contracts are a sacred agreement that you agree to be bound to once you make them with yourself.

Unlike aspirations, the terms are firm and non-negotiable once the contract is set.

Accountability & self-contracting are mutually reinforcing.

By keeping an honest count of when you succeed and fail to maintain your commitments, the more serious and meaningful your self-contracts become.

The more you establish self-contracts for the activities that are important to you, the more likely you are to hold yourself accountable to them.

If you’ve never set up a self-contract before, try just setting one for the day.

What activities today are non-negotiable?

Is it time with family or friends?

Is it taking a walk?

The empowering thing about this exercise is that it’s your choice — you get to pick what you will do no matter what.

There’s power in that.

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Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (ephemera.photography)

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Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (ephemera.photography)

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