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those goals. Write this down, sign it, give a copy to a friend or partner so they can check up on your
progress and have that person sign your contract to support you. Frame your contract and post it where
you will see it every day. This is a real contract and as you will see in the next section, there should be
rewards and consequences for sticking with the contract or for breaking it!
I very strongly believe that once you set a realistic goal for yourself, and you state those goals in a formal
contract, you should also set two other components. Those components include consequences for failing
to reach your goals and rewards for reaching your goals. Consequences do not need to be drastic, but
they should serve as enough incentive to keep you motivated not to suffer them! Rewards should be
something pleasant that you really want to do. No, you can't go to your local food gorge and order the
entire 7 layer chocolate decadence cake! A better choice might be buying some new cloths to fit your
new trim body, or treating yourself to a massage or planning a vacation to a special location. Whatever
you decide set these rewards and consequences as you go along your journey. Sometimes this added
incentive is just the ticket to keep you striving toward lifetime improvement.
Believe in Yourself
Most of the people I see that continue to fail are, as a general rule, people who simply do not believe in
themselves. Many people are only content to whine about their situation and they become so mired in
this personal created reality that they feel powerless to change. This can be very difficult for some
people. Life, people and events can be cruel and leave us scared and unsure of ourselves. Sometimes
making positive changes, even small changes, can seem completely overwhelming. This is where
believing in ourselves becomes critically important. You must accept the fact that it is OK to fail!
Seriously, failure is simply a part of life. We have all heard about seeing glass half-empty or half full. How
do you see your glass? We have a choice to fail backward or fail forward. We can acknowledge and
accept that life is difficult, challenging and at times overwhelming and we can move forward from there.
Believe in the indomitable will of your spirit. See yourself as successful, reaching your goals. Believe!
Find Your Thing
When it comes to wellness we are all significantly different. Find things that appeal to you. If you are
starting a fitness program and you hate lifting weights, then start with a walking program, or swimming
program. If you are going to improve your diet then add some extra fruit and vegetables to every meal
and eat them first so you are not so hungry for the other foods that may not be as healthy. Get a book
on different stress management techniques like "The Guide to Stress Management" by Dr. L. John Mason
and pick a stress management strategy that looks good to you. Try different things and experiment until