When we are ready to act and have our goal firmly in mind, when we are poised for action, but haven’t yet leapt, then is the time to make a final examination of our true readiness and motivation for these particular actions. If there are any niggling doubts, any unknowns we haven’t taken into account, this is the point to voice a final yea or nay to ourselves. We can always pull back when we’re poised for action, generally we cannot pull back once we’ve begun to move; generally once we’ve moved we’ve committed ourselves fully and it would frequently impossible, or next to impossible, to back out of the situation we’ve created or to stop it in its tracks. There may be times that we want to act immediately and irrevocably: to try to ensure that we will carry out a plan or to just get something over and done with. However, most of the time the wisest course is to allow yourself time before you completely commit yourself to be sure that you’re ready and to be sure this is what you really want to do before plunging blindly into who knows what. We all can appreciate pleasant surprises: but should we allow ourselves to be open to unpleasant ones?