Often we think forward, about the end state, e.g. how do I make perfect mochi?
Inversion is thinking about something in reverse.
How would I mess up mochi?
What would it look like to overcook it?
Now, both forward and backward are helpful mental models.
But a well-rounded thought needs both, even though it may feel unnatural or uncomfortable.
Don’t wait until the sirens to ask “What would I wish I had done if this goes wrong?”