There’s a Ted Talk by Tim Ferriss on why listing out all your fears would help you in ways goal setting can’t. I’ve found it useful, so I’ve summarised below the framework that Tim Ferriss uses. Enjoy!
Have 3 pages/sections.
In page 1, write:
What can go wrong?
-write everything down.
How can I prevent it from going wrong?
-think of pre-empt solutions.
How can I fix this if everything goes to hell anyway?
-think of repairs.
What can I gain, even if nothing goes right? What benefits will just trying bring me?
What will inaction cost me?
emotionally, physically, mentally…