Every opportunity comes with success and failures. Society tells us about look for positives and ignore negatives. Over the last few years, I have read Charlie Munger many times, and thinking in inversion has been a great mental model for me.
I have been trying my best to add it as part of my decision making. It is not easy, our mind is a monkey mind, and it continuously chatters, makes its imaginary castles.
The same applies when it comes to onboarding a customer or product
development. I have stopped seeing everything as a success, achievement instead: “What could fuck up with this?” It has helped me in being honest with customers telling what we cannot build and certain instances not onboarding them, leaving money on the table.