As you decide on a course of action, it's useful to do scenario planning. This allows you to spot potential weaknesses in advance and work to offset them.
- When you're launching a new course of action,…of course you're optimistic.…You wouldn't be doing it otherwise,…but that optimism can mask a multitude of sins.…You may be almost certain to succeed,…but we all know nothing in life is 100% certain.…Unexpected situations can occur,…whether it's a natural disaster…or an unexpected move from a competitor.…If you wanna take your mental agility to ninja levels,…it's useful to try out a technique popular in the military…known as scenario pre-planning,…otherwise known as a pre-mortem.…
Specifically, instead of just wishing or hoping…or assuming that something will work out,…you map out in advance what could go wrong and why.…That allows you to spot potential weaknesses in advance…and figure out how to offset them.…Here's how to do it.…First, set aside time to write down all the possibilities,…all the possibilities…for how your upcoming situation might go.…Let's say you're launching a new product…and you're expecting to sell 10,000 units the first year.…That may turn out to be the case.…
- Recognize the pitfalls that negatively impact a person’s mental agility.
- Summarize the process of scenario pre-planning, or “pre-mortem.”
- Recall the importance of a decision journal.
- Explain the advantages obtained by becoming mentally agile.
- Identify the strategy mentally agile people use to avoid data paralysis.