I’m reading a wonderful book “The Black Swan” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb which details how the world is ruled by the highly improbable and our human need to try to make obvious and explainable, that which is not. It’s a fascinating and humorous study of our cultures, our need to understand, and need to try and control the environments around us. It also sheds light on the people who try and predict that which will influence our lives, economies, and just about anything we can imagine.
Get the book and enjoy it! it might help let go of the inner control-freak and help you just dive in and take risks knowing that your chances of success are probably not that far from those of failure.