Importance Of Caution In Life

We understand that if anybody wants to perform anything by making a leap, he should ponder well before actually making it. We may imagine a situation in which there is a chasm on the road that a traveler wants to cross by making a leap. It is important to be cautious and careful at every step of our lives. Life on this earth is full of hurdles and pitfalls; therefore, it is often dangerous to take a step without due deliberation and thought. Haste makes waste. Life than an imprudent and emotional man. Before plugging in a tank full of water, one should know the depth of the water. But do remember one thing, life is action and not just detain us for long. Only due consideration is necessary, more of consideration may hamper action. And then in a situation which demands immediate action, it is always advisable to move without thinking too much. Just after making the leap and covering half the distance, people find it impossible to reach the other side. So people fall into the chasm and their attempt ends in failure. If people had carefully looked at the distance to be covered, the momentum required for the leap to cover that distance, the measure of energy needed for the attempt, and made his leap in accordance with their calculation before already having made the leap their attempt would have brought them success. What we should have done is to have calculated the extent of achievement we wanted to make by the leap before we actually made it. If we had done this we would not have fallen into the chasm, or would not have leapt at all in case we had found it impossible to cross the chasm by means of the leap. This literal significance of the adage is quite true in respect of every deed that we need to perform in our day to day life. Before undertaking the work we should consider its pros and cons, devise the ways and means to perform it and then proceed to carry it out. But if we start doing the work without exercising adequate consideration about the pros and cons as well as the processes and begin to think about all this during the course of execution then chances will be more of failure than of success, like the traveler who falls into the chasm during the course of the leap made without prior consideration.