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.