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PUT TOGETHER A PLAN OF ACTION > PUT TOGETHER A PLAN OF ACTION - Pg. 43

43 Write a contract for only as much change as you know you can accomplish. Be sure that the time frame is short enough so that you know you can stick to your resolve. This is important. When the contract is fulfilled, give yourself a reward or a "win" and acknowledge your accomplishment. Then move to the next step. Increase the amount, intensity or quality of your performance-or the length of the contract. Successfully completed contracts are "wins" that fuel motivation. The contract is a tool to get you into motion and keep you in motion. It is a way of teaching yourself to "work for" and to develop enthusiasm for work. Use the self-contract on page 44. Summary of Self-Management Remember, self-management is the first path to personal power. Effective self- management skills increase personal power and help prevent job burnout. When you can accomplish what you set out to do, you feel strong and in control of your job and your life. Self-management is the first path because you need it to follow