Derek Featherstone's Box of Chocolates: You never know what you're going to get

Box of Chocolates

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 - 10:52pm

Starting at the end

I still remember the first time I heard about backcasting.

It was from Matthew Milan, back in the day. I loved the concept then, and I love it just as much now.

Start at the end and work your way back to the beginning. I think what I love the most about it is that the process that you go through helps you recognize signs of success and signs of trouble, before you even start. And, it helps you to think ahead and ask “If we’re three weeks in and we haven’t seen X or done Y, then here’s what we’ll do to get back on track to our most desirable outcome…”

Planning for your own failures ahead of time so that you can ultimately succeed. Love it.

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