Reduce Stress by Analyzing the Risks

Any time we engage in an activity, we are taking a risk. This is how we live our lives—from getting out of bed in the morning and not losing our balance so we don’t fall—to crossing the street and hoping a car doesn’t appear from nowhere to hit us.

Now with this in mind that we are always taking risks, let’s look at a procedure that we can use when we ponder taking a risk that we have not taken before.

The process of risk taking is not complicated. To reduce anxiety and stress, just analyze the situation.

Before embarking on an undertaking, examine the venture, and answer these questions:

  1. What is the best thing that could happen as a result of this action?
  2. What is the worst that could happen as a result of this action?
  3. What is the most likely result of this action?

If the most likely result would take you toward your vision, and you are willing to deal with the worst possible result in exchange for a shot at the best possible result, go ahead with the venture.

Tip: With the risk comes the reward.