What is a C. P. R?
C. P. R. Stands for context, purpose and results which can be ingredients for a successful outcome. It is a tool that many coaches use in order to pin-point a vision and a direction when planning an event, an intervention or when thinking about where your life is going.When you have a vision of how you want to go about something, your reason for doing so and what you want your outcome to be - you are going forth with clarity and confidence.
Your context is the How you are going about something and how you are going to show up for others around the specific task or event. For example you can do something in a way of being as a giver or as a receiver, to benefit others or just yourself or both. Your context may be written out as a motivating phrase or a mantra as a reminder of who you need to be at the time of the event. It is often beneficial to set a high context or one that is more inclusive as opposed to just self-fulfilling. If your way of being is self-fulfilling only others will notice and you may not get your desired result.
Your purpose is the WHY you are doing something or the ultimate reason. The purpose is very important because it is the driving force to where you want to be or what you want to achieve. Most times if your why is not powerful enough your results will go flat. I often see this a lot with people who want to quit smoking or lose weight- it often take bad news from the doctor to really establish a strong why. Take your time with this one. It may take a few drafts to get it right- you’ll know when you do. As with your context the more inclusive that you are the more inspiring that it will be and the more you’ll be able to inspire others to support you or come on board.
Your results are the WHAT you desire to achieve in your task or event. This could be a list of what you would like to accomplish besides completing the task itself. Your list could include the details of concrete objectives, your expectations of those involved and the benefits or impact you expect it will have on yourself and others. You can list the results in terms of priorities or the most impact. Even though the “R” is at the end of the C. P. R. some write out the results first to get a glimpse of what the task or event entails. Only after getting a clear picture can they formulate a powerful purpose and context in order to move it further most productively.
Now that you have some understanding of the C. P. R. see how you can utilize it in your next goal or event. It takes time and practice to get it right that is why it is important to get feedback from others. Don’t be afraid to share your C. P. R. with those who can hold you accountable
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Ian Sherman, LCSW-R