2013 is just around the corner…

Yes, it’s almost time start thinking about your ‘new year resolutions’. But it’s more than that. It’s time to reflect on your results for 2012. And the cool thing is about this time, is that it doesn’t matter what you have done (or not done) or what you have learned (or not learned) in 2012, you have achieved a result. Yes, a result. Where you are now, what you have now is simply a result of your actions. If you are truly at Cause (and I know you are), you will be able to look back on your year and your results and link them to thoughts, decisions or actions that have led you to where you are now.

The thing I love about this is that no matter what, we get a result. It’s like starting a race and knowing you’re going to win. By looking at this result, we can decide if this truly was the result we were after. If this was the race we wanted to be in. Because, let’s face it, how many of us have strived for a goal, only to achieve it and think ‘hmmm?…’. Or, change the goal as it was no longer worth pursuing for many reasons. All of this is okay, as it still meant you got a result.

Asking yourself some great questions is a start… Have you got the results you were after in 2012? What were the things that you did that contributed to the results you were happy with? What are some things you could do differently to get different results from the ones you got that you are not as happy with? What results do I want in 2013 and what do I need to do? Who do I need to be? What are my goals?

Another very cool thing… There are still 50 days left in the year. That’s 13.7 percent of the year left to go. I challenge you to set a desired result for the end of the year. Don’t wait for 2013. What can you do right now, for the next 50 days? And get a result you will be proud of? I have agreed to swim 3.8km, cycle 180km and run 42km. All done at once, this is an Ironman triathlon, and my friends and I have agreed to do it over the next few weeks, encouraging each other all the way. It should be a healthy and fun way to start the festive season.

I wish you all the best in planning some outstanding results for the next 50 days. And for 2013!

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