Lissa had a problem. She wanted to buy a house. But she didn’t want to sacrifice her lifestyle to the mortgage repayments.
Here’s the steps we’d take Lissa through to sort out her situation. You can use the same steps to solve problems in your life.
Work out the real scope of the problem
Critically evaluate the extent of the problem. Then describe the problem in one sentence. This helps you narrow down the issue you are working on. In Lissa’s case, the problem was summarised in the words “I want to buy a house but I don’t think I can afford the mortgage.”