What is going to happen

We need to stop asking ourselves what happened and start talking about what is going to happen.
— Neal Stephenson, Seveneves

What is going to happen? 

What are the downstream effects of your decision? 

What are the secondary and tertiary effects? 

What happens if this doesn't work? 

Where will this decision take us? 

Actively considering the impacts of your actions will inform the decisions about the courses of action you need to take. Be proactive.