Inversion

Not the kind that makes you consider moving to Finland.

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?”

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