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Backcasting

Backcasting is a technique where you picture having accomplished a goal and then “remember” how you go there. In essence, you are working backwards from a possible future. A way to think about is “If we succeed in accomplishing our goal, what got us there?”.

Backcasting can be helpful for identifying when low-probability events are necessary to reach the goal, and so therefore the goal may have to be refined1.


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