There are those times when going for it is all you’ve got. Going for it works especially well when you’re well grounded and have a good support system. If, however, you are going for it from a sense of desperation or from a lack of caring about the outcome of your leap, that is a different matter and rather than holding your nose, closing your eyes and taking the jump, you’d be much better off stopping to take a moment to evaluate the situation; it could be better to think before you act. Acting in haste might seem courageous or necessary, but hasty actions have a greater chance of ending ill and not well. It may even be better not to act at all, or perhaps it may be better for you to act, but to have another jump on the problem. Taking a moment to think could well lead to a happier outcome – you can create a plan; even if planned in that moment, any plan is better than blind action; you can take a moment to ready yourself and take a breath, you can enlist aid or communicate your plan to another. So isn’t even a moment of thought a better choice than leaping without thought?