an action that may fail but has a good chance to succeed
The company took a calculated risk when they opened a new store in a very quiet area.
Instead of staring at their desk or computer screen for two hours, your teen has just powered through a productive study session in which they completed a meaningful task that will directly contribute to them getting better grades this semester.
Theyve completed a task in half the time it would have taken them had they not set themselves this one manageable goal.
They took a task that seemed virtually impossible to complete, and broke it down into manageable chunks.