Do you look before you leap?

Look before you leap...an expression illustrated? - The bunny seems to be looking before taking the next leap!
@abroji (3247)
India
July 23, 2007 4:39pm CST
Hello friends, Often we hear about people jumbing from the frying pan to the fire. This happens because of lack of study about the various aspects of the affair involved. I am a little bit poor in this. Often on hearing some new idea I will simply leap into it, only to find later that it is too large a chunk for me to swallow. Everybody will agree that before getting involved into something we must study the various aspects of it. But in practice, is it possible for you to follow this principle? Have you ever got into trouble because you didn't do sufficient homework? In abstract, do you look before you leap? Please respond. Thank you.
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@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
17 Aug 07
Yes, it is quite common to all. Nobody can deny that, atleast once everybody must have experienced this kind of lack of practice and incompletion in knowledge. There can be two reasons for this. 1) Lack of emotional control;- It is quite obvious that whenever we hear something exciting and fascinating, we will be in a hurry to experience it. As a result of this excitement, we won't be in a calm state of mind so as to think and act. We will be in that hallucinated state with happy images running through our mind. We would not learn about the lack of practice until we experience it personally after we leap into that program and suffer. Its all about learning from mistakes. we will realize our mistakes ultimately, however. 2) tendency to not learn new things completely;- Whenever we find some new things to learn, our brain offers some resistance initially to learn it. This is only till we get concentrated in it. Most of us tend to refuse learning new stuffs and be up-to-date. This habit can also cause us to understand things partially. Most of the times when we learn new things, we don't learn it thoroughly because of the natural resistance of the brain as its all new. So, all it needs is more practice and determination. That's why i always take time to learn more and more about any program before involving in it. Its a lesson i've learnt of experience, i admit.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
19 Aug 07
Thank you for the detailed response. It is always wise to examine all aspects of a thing before we get involved in it.
• Philippines
17 Aug 07
I have overgrown this now I think. I weigh all my actions and all my decisions. I study things carefully before finally deciding if I should do it or not. I am not a dogmatic type of person anymore who can easily be persuaded by what other people are saying.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
19 Aug 07
That's nice hersmart4ever. We learn lessons from experience. Age calms down our blind adventurism. We get tamed with our reactions to situations. Thank you for the response.
@whyaskq (7529)
• Singapore
24 Jul 07
It all depends on what is the decision to be made. At times, I am rather rash but soon enough I will recover fast enough to look before I jump right in. As long as any decision involves money and my commitment, I definitely make sure I am commit before I made any commitment. I am actually afraid of commitments. lol.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
25 Jul 07
Taking the precautions and having a better idea of consequences are always good. Prevention is better than cure. Thank you whyaskq for the response.
@gberlin (3836)
24 Jul 07
I do look before I leap now but when I was younger it was not always the case. With age comes wisdom from experiences. I am better at following this principle now.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
24 Jul 07
Yes gberlin, age brings wisdom and make our decissions more reasonable. Thank you for the response.
@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
24 Jul 07
I always look before I leap. I scrutinize everything. Growing up, my friends always called me the "downer" because I was always analyzing situations and ending "fun" because it could lead to trouble. I have seen friends and family get into trouble with this scheme or that scheme, financially or otherwise. I am just a more cautious person I guess, so I have always been able to avoid those types of situations.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
24 Jul 07
That's very wise to do that. examining every aspects before indulging into some thing. This helps to avoid any potential danger or damage. Thank you misheleen for the response.
@eshaan (6192)
• India
24 Jul 07
I should admit that though I know that you should look before you leap,I don't follow it. Actually I look, but I, with my over-confidence feel that I won't fall and I leap.And most of the time it happened that i have fallen.Nowadays I am leaping into many sites [but I am joining free sites] but still I feel that i am wasting my time but then i am attracted by the money they offer.And i think that i am not losing money and leap into it.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
24 Jul 07
Everybody is aware of the fact that we should assess the pros and cones of an affair before leaping into it. But as you said because of certrain attractive points which catch our attention prima facia we adventurously leap into. But special attempt is to be made to overcome this habbit. Thank you eshaan for the response.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
23 Jul 07
When I was young I used to make some poor decisions but as I got older I learned to study the situation before jumping in. I guess age has its plus!
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@abroji (3247)
• India
24 Jul 07
Age certainly has its sensibility developed by past failuers and experiences. We will be more adventrous while we are young, but later while age adds up we think in a more reasonable way. Thank you naty for the response.
@sid556 (30987)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I used to do this so much it was ridiculous. I have learned after many hard knocks to slow down, check things out, not be so quick to trust. I still get caught sometimes but not nearly as often as I used to. You are very politely asking who is a sucker out there...right? I'll admit it...I for one, am but I'm reforming. it is a process.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
23 Jul 07
Really a honest response. Active people make mistakes. Misjudgemnt or wrong choice because of lack of accurate information are mostly the reasons for such failuers. Time and experience tame us and we realise a lot and become patient to take the pain of understanding before acting. Thank you for the slang version of the topic.
• United States
24 Jul 07
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@abroji (3247)
• India
25 Jul 07
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