I'm very pragmatic about my experience. At work, say the customer's met needs are my goal. I fully expect everything up to that end to fall into place, even if I have to pry at the systems involved to make what I expect happen. I size up what details need the most attention and count on the ones I don't have time for to be the ones that can be resolved easily. This doesn't always work in my favor, but I understand that - my style of operation is a gamble. It allows me to diversify my presence to the utmost, to increase the number of opportunities I may capitalize on.
I'm also this way in games. I enjoy high risk, high reward style gameplay - I remember completely ignoring objectives in Halo matches just so I could hijack banshees out of the sky. In Bad Company 2 my favorite weapon was the revolver, it only had six shots but scoring two kills firing from the hip like Wyatt Earp was more rewarding than anything else the game had to offer. In Red Dead Redemption, when everyone used auto-aim, I was the moron using free-aim. But the style of kill was advertised, and I liked seeing "jontherobot killed XXXX with Free Aim" (or whatever it said).
I just... don't like effective. I like flair and skill. Is that anything like a gamble?