Analyze your fears. It makes sense to fear a shark swimming by or a deadly disease, but you have to temper that seriousness with probabilities. Shark attacks on swimmers are exceedingly rare, and the Ebola scare was far out of proportion for a non-airborne disease. Worrying about every remote possibility can paralyze you.
Mindset: We have to provide some rational basis to assess our fears, often by asking, simply, “What the worst thing that is really likely to happen?”