OK so if I'm getting this right, it would be like this. Let's say I want my daughter to start on her homework, but it's only Saturday. She wants to wait until Sunday. So we might think of positives (know how much time it'll take so you don't run out of time on Sunday, have it done ahead of time and not have to worry or rush), and negatives (have to put off doing fun stuff she wants to do right then, it's Saturday and Saturdays are supposed to be fun), and then from that try to think of interesting ideas of how to handle it (like look at homework and figure out how long it's likely to take so you know how much time to budget, but then wait until Sunday to do it.)
I guess we do something similar when we have a disagreement. I might say, "I want you to do your homework today because I'm worried it'll take longer than you think and I don't want you getting stressed out tomorrow. You want to play Minecraft instead of doing homework because it's Saturday and you like doing what you want on Saturdays. How can we both get what we want?" Then I leave it up to her to figure out a solution - which she's actually really good at. So I guess that's similar but not exactly the same. However, we do that a lot.