The Talmud says: "A wise person is one who sees the outcome."
A wise person will cautiously weigh his or her actions to make certain that the outcome will not be problematic.
Of course, it is important to develop a balanced attitude towards being cautious. Being overly cautious will waste much time and will prevent you from accomplishing. Not being sufficiently cautious will cause you many problems.
In what ways might you be more cautious than necessary? And
in what ways are you not as cautious as you should be?
(For a series of probing questions on this topic, see Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Self Knowledge," p.144)
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