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by Pete Ferguson

We all like change - change that is better for us.

American President Obama won the elections four years ago with the saying "Change You Can Believe In." Regardless of which political affiliation you support, I think we can all agree that he has brought about change within healthcare, immigration, our foreign wars, etc.

But whether you have liked that change or disagree with it continues to define which candidate you are more likely to support.

So "change" itself, isn't good or bad. It's how we react to the change, how it affects our daily interactions that is the deciding factor.

Aging isn't fun physically. My skin droops where it did not previously. I take a little longer to recover after a good workout. But my parents get discounts everywhere they go and there are preferred parking stalls for seniors at some grocery stores.

As we start to wind down 2012 and move into 2013, what changes have you made this year that are great? Not so great?

What plans do you have for next year?

A wise mentor, Dan Miller, always has his goals for the next year finalized and in motion by mid November - just a month and a week away.

Because of that, I've had a very productive and successful year in 2012. I've attended conferences, acquired new learning, strengthened my network, read many great new books, blogged at least four times a week since May, and many other goals.

But it hasn't been as rigid as I had experienced goals in the past. On the contrary, I'm doing things today I could not have predicted a year ago, but they are in keeping with the future vision I have for myself, and it is very rewarding and fun.

What change do you believe in? What changes have occurred to you that are uncomfortable and may require an attitude adjustment?

What needs to be changed that you've been putting off?

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” — Tony Robbins


 

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Comment by Peter A Ferguson on October 8, 2012 at 6:13am

Thanks Jen, it is amazing that 2012 is winding down fast! But when each year is better than the last, it is also exciting to prepare for 2013 and what opportunities lie waiting for us to grab hold and set sail. 


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Comment by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on October 8, 2012 at 4:00am

Peter - GREAT reminder to start thinking about our goals for next year. I am already antsy for when Dan is going to post his 2013 schedule - good time for reflecting back on what we have done this past year, what to wrap up, and what we want to let go for this year. 

Live Beyond Awesome.

Jen

Twitter: @TheIronJen

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