People are sometimes stuck in a rut themselves or, they may have people they are responsible for in one. Trying to help yourself or another begins first in knowing what needs to be addressed. Just as in medicine: The wrong prescription can do more harm than good. Here’s a quick test I learned years ago.
The question to ask is… (Either of someone or, possibly yourself.)
If the person having difficulties life was in immediate mortal danger, could they do the task?
If the answer is no. Then what needs to be addressed is some sort of skill based training. In other words they need to be taught how to do or perform the task.
If the answer is yes. Then what needs to be addressed is some form of behavior type remediation.
Knowing the right question to ask, then addressing the answer, is paramount to moving one in the proper direction.
© 2013 Mark St.Cyr