🧱 [Fundamentals] Second-Order Thinking

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Step-by-step process to identify long-term consequences before they happen.

Inspired by one of the mental models in @ShaneAParrish's mental models series.

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⚡️ Problem

Good decisions sometimes lead to bad outcomes, and you don’t know why

💡 Solution

Think about second-order and n-th order consequences of your decisions. This helps avoid long-term issues, because something that feels good in the moment (e.g the newest growth hack), will often create problems later (e.g. trust issues from audience)

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🏃‍♀️ Steps

Before you make a decision ask yourself: “And then what?”
Write down your decision
Write down the consequences of your action in
10 minutes
10 months
10 years
Review your decisions regularly and calibrate your thinking based on the actual outcome

🏆 Outcomes

[Worksheet] Second order thinking

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