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Focus On Solutions

The Morning Call (Allentown, PA). August 22, 2006

Got a problem?  We all do.   Progress will come faster and with less angst by seeking realistic solutions rather than dwelling on the discomfort of the problem.
Change your mindset and your behaviors to produce a more favorable outcome.   
Try to come up with several possible solutions (this creates options).  Then, narrow your list to the three most desirable ones (this creates focus).  Next, carefully evaluate your top three choices and select the best one for you at this time (this is your goal).  Finally, create a series of small action steps that you will take to achieve your goal (this is your strategy).  Review and revise as needed. 
Useful resources:

Getting Unstuck:  Breaking Through Your Barriers to Change by Sidney B. Simon, Ed.D. (1988).  New York, NY:  Warner Books, Inc.
Stress Free Living by Dr. Trevor Powell (2000).  New York, NY:  Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.

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