Just because the feast-to-famine, famine-to-feast nature of life sometimes jumps up and grabs you, I wanted to note that taking ahold of an opportunity while its in front of you, not hesitating or pausing to consider your options is a sure-fire way to not be caught in the lurch. Often, decisive action is all it takes to change your course, whether or not youve spent time considering all your options.
Then again, if you lose something because you step back to consider, maybe its not the opportunity it presents itself as initially. Also, sometimes patience and vigilance leads you back to the start at some point. This is all making my head spin.