CFAR usually designs their techniques to help people Get Stuff Done. I have a failure mode of Getting The Wrong Stuff Done, so this time through their workshop, I focused on improving techniques to explicitly have steps around pursuing the correct terminal goals (which I’ll here call “terminal goal techniques”).
Original technique: Goal-factor
New terminal goal technique:
- Find an instrumental goal toward another instrumental goal.
- Embark on that goal provisionally, while also making a plan to acquire more information about whether it’s a good idea and better plans are available.
- Periodically re-evaluate to make sure it’s the best goal and you’re gathering information.