The better and more experienced you are at something, the more likely you are to take what may seem like a risk to others but to you isn’t such a big deal.
Andreas Wilke

When we decide to take a risk, we are very quickly, and often subconsciously, evaluating the perceived chances and benefits of success versus the perceived chances and costs of failure, says Andreas Wilke, a psychology professor who studies decision making at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. The equation is simple: if the chance of success x benefit of success > chance of failure x cost of failure = go for it.

Being a programmer I couldn’t help but put the formula from this post into code format

if( (chance_of_success x benefit_of_success) > (chance_of_failure x cost_of_failure) ) {
   do the thing;
}

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