The TryAgain Indirection Categories

Any goal that resists attempts to achieve it by direct try-again, becomes a candidate for the TryAgain indirection strategy. The strategy identifies three path-categories:

  • Breakdown

    Identifying smaller goals that add up to the original goal, on the premise that these smaller goals are easier to negotiate.

  • Extension

    Looking for a goal of some similarities to the resisting goal, such that when solved will shed light on the original goal.

  • Abstraction

    Identifying a more general, more principled goal to achieve, and then revisiting the particular original goal.


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