What is inverted thinking?
Inverted thinking is a mental model through which you focus on thinking backwards.
Instead of focusing on what you want to happen, you focus on what you don’t want to happen. Instead of thinking about how to get rich, you try to avoid doing what would make you poorer.
Inverting a problem does not guarantee you a solution but it gets you closer by keeping you out of trouble.
Instead of trying to make brilliant decisions, start by trying to avoid making stupid ones.
More on the inversion mental model here.