A few weeks ago, I was playing Wordle. You’ve got 6 guesses to figure out the five letter word. After my second guess, I thought I knew the word. But, I overthought it and wanted to eliminate more letters, so I went with my standard third guess. It was the safe play. Well, turns out, I knew the word and would have solved the puzzle. So, I got it on four instead of three.
The safe bet often gets you there in the end. It may just take a little more time. But sometimes, you know the right action. Do you trust your gut or play it safe?