Time Framed Consequences
Observe the consequences from different time frames.
Visualize yourself at different points in time in the future, looking back, observing the consequences of implementing one of your alternatives.
To create time framed viewpoints for each one of your alternatives:
Step 1: Choose one of your alternatives.
Step 2: List the very long-term consequences (over 20 years), if your alternative was implemented.
Step 3: List the long-term consequences (1 to 20 years).
Step 4: List the short-term consequences (1 week to 1 year).
Step 5: List the immediate consequences (less than 1 week).
Step 6: What effect does time have on each one of the consequences listed above? Why?
Step 7: Repeat for each alternative.