The effective advisor understands that many change attempts fail because of a lack of realistic planning. Instead of just hoping for the best, spend some time anticipating setbacks and figuring out how to ease the load.
Try the following questions:
- Is there anybody in your life who might be upset by this course of action?
- What is going to be hardest for you to do or stop doing?
- What would lead you to give up?
- How could we set it up so that things happen as automatically as possible, with a minimum of disruption or demand on you?
Dr. Moira Somers, Ph.D., C. Psych. is a Sudden Money® Institute Faculty Member and financial psychologist.