99/365 – ” How much would you bet on that? ”
We often use confident language when asked about our opinion of a situation.
Words like: Absolutely, definitely, 100% get thrown around casually despite the reality that what we know is a lot less certain.
One way to challenge these absolutes, is to place a bet on how certain we feel.
Do we feel certain enough to bet 100$? 1000$? All our savings? Our parent’s mortgage?
It’s a quick and easy way to begin quantifying our level of certainty.