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Separate the probable (most likely to happen) from the possible (might happen)!

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Courtney Elizabeth Anderson

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This episode is part of our JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS™ series wherein we explore how to combine the positive benefits of our professional endeavors (“business”) with the overall positive emotional return on our efforts (“joy”). Our episode topic is, “Separate the probable (what is most likely to happen) from the possible (might be able to happen).”

Definition of Possible:  “able to be done

: able to happen or exist

: able or suited to be or to become something specified

Full Definition of POSSIBLE

a :  being within the limits of ability, capacity, or realization <a possible but difficult task>
b :  being what may be conceived, be done, or occur according to nature, custom, or manners <the best possible care> <the worst possible circumstance>
a :  being something that may or may not occur <a possible surprise visit>
b :  being something that may or may not be true or actual <possible explanation>
:  having an indicated potential <a possible housing site>” 

Possible. (n.d.). Retrieved May 31, 2014, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/possible

Definition of Probable: “likely to happen or to be true but not certain

Full Definition of PROBABLE

:  supported by evidence strong enough to establish presumption but not proof <a probable hypothesis>
:  establishing a probability <probable evidence>
:  likely to be or become true or real <probable outcome>” Probable. (n.d.). Retrieved May 31, 2014, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/probable 

STOP ruminating about what is possible (because anything is possible). START making decisions based on what is probable.