When you decide on a solution, it is important to create a timeline of when you intend to achieve your ultimate goal. In this phase, concentrate on the journey that will lead you to your goal- don't worry yourself with potential problems.
People aren't impressed by your million spreadsheets.
They're impressed when you can pull out two or three core analyses that prove your case.
Strong emotional ties make this process especially difficult.
The final decision is yours: Like many of us, you've likely offered advice to a friend which didn't produce optimal results.
Do not rush this process- People often want to prevent and solve problems before they even appear.
Write down all ideas, even the ones that seem absurd or bizarre.
Try to define your goals specifically, while making them as realistic and attainable as possible.
An example of a poor or broad goal is "I want to be happy." First, define what happiness means to you and what you can do to feel happier overall.
Try to find 6-8 varying alternatives when resolving a particular problem.
For every alternative you formed in the previous step, weigh the positive effects and negative consequences that each solution would bring.