Think about life, business, or anything in between in terms of playing chess. The most successful chess players are not the ones who think only of the impending move they’re about to make, they plan three or four moves ahead—preparing for their adversary’s potential moves and how they are going to set up their winning move to get that coveted “check mate.”
What are some of the combinations and permutations of your next three moves? There are no right answers, just questions that lead to deep thought and increased reaction time. And while this kind of strategy is necessary, it gets a little easier the longer you do it; and there’s nothing to stress about.