Plan Second-Order, Third-Order consequences

posted by Chase , 1112 days ago , show insights

I have realized that almost all of my troubles are because I didn't plan the second-order, third-order consequences of my life's decisions. By choosing the first available option, I have often ended up creating more problems for myself and others around me.

Smart people avoid this by thinking about the second-order, third-order consequences. But not everyone is a chess Grandmaster.

I feel wanting to improve the decision making is the first step and if aided by tools to plan consequences of our options then many can avoid costly mistakes in life.
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