Knowing the cause and then the effect, is some cases identifying the cause prior ( planning) can change the effect.
Cause and Effect, what does that mean!
“One of the common traits of highly successful people is that they ARE at cause.” (Not effect)
One of the common traits of highly successful people is that they are at cause. They place themselves there. For example, I could be having some sort of communication issue with you. Placing myself at the cause, I would naturally and instantly be empowered to begin to look for solutions, to the communication issue. Placing blame is a really easy cop out that keeps you at effect keeping you powerless to change the communication issue.