Play defense with caution; play offense with reckless abandon.
Some people have a special talent for remembering stuff that never happened.
I 've found myself asking, "Why couldn't I have waited?" a lot more often than I have asked, "Why didn't I act earlier?" Therefore, I have modified my behavior accordingly. Now, whenever I'm in doubt as to whether to jump now or wait, I wait.
How people act during setbacks or when things don't go their way speaks volumes about their true character. Pouting, whining, or acting like a sore loser or bad sport creates a very negative impression and most people consider it a major turnoff.
Have you ever acted very quickly to avert a potential collision with someone else, only to have them go on their way, totally oblivious to the near miss? I think we all could identify with that situation. It makes me wonder how many times someone (including God) has done similar things for me while I was completely unaware.
A man who had owned a house with an in-ground swimming pool once told me following: "The second happiest day of my life was the day I bought a house with a swimming pool; the happiest day of my life was the day I sold it!"
No one should ever be required to provide an explanation or give an accounting for someone else's (other than one's own minor child) mistake or intentional misconduct.
When you drop a small item on the floor and your eyes and hands can't find it, your feet eventually will.