It takes a lot to make a phone call to a professional. How we are raised, our experiences with reaching out, our desire to be successful on our own and practical reasons contribute to a decision. When you have a good experience – or even a great one! – the next step out is easier. And then you realize that when you do reach out, you gain a new perspective on an old problem.
“The thinking it took to get us into this mess is not the same thinking that is going to get us out of it.”
– Attributed to Alfred Einstein
I’ve attached a useful article written by a colleague, Linda Samuels. She is a fellow member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization.
She walks us through the stages of change – in her own words…