What is premortem? (You might have heard of postmortem.) Premortem is the deliberate process of envisioning something you want to do towards a goal you want to achieve; it candidly considers the possible challenges along the way.
For example, let’s call them Jack and Jill. Jack says that he is in love with Jill and thinks that they’ll make a wonderful couple. How romantic! So cute!
But Jack had witnessed the end of relationships that started on a glorious note, with the desire for a great journey and the goal of a lifetime of joy and bliss. The postmortem report portrayed a romantic shipwreck.
So, Jack decides on a premortem. He seeks counsel from trusted counselors. (Premortem is not fun but helpful; it is anything but romantic). Through wise counsel, Jack realizes that a relationship with Jill could face some significant issues down the road. In consultation with his advisors, he decides on a course of action in his relationship with Jill. Jack is learning that using a premortem analysis at the start of a romantic relationship gives it a better chance of a healthy and happy life. (Some studies show that you’ll be 30% more successful in any life endeavor by doing a premortem).
Hear God’s advice for humans who are willing to set ego aside and do the premortem:
Proverbs 15:22: Get all the advice you can, and you will succeed; without it, you will fail.
Proverbs 16:3: Put God in charge of your work, then what you’ve planned will be successful.