A great deal more failure is the result of an excess of caution than of bold experimentation with new ideas. (Oswald Chambers, 20th century Scottish Bible teacher)

Overly cautious people seem never to be able to get started on a project because of the perceived lack of resources or time or the fear of failure. Impetuous people, on the other hand, seem to care little about careful preparation; “just do it” seems to be their modus operandi. Somewhere in between are the careful planners who also have a zeal for pursuing their dreams. Caution and zeal should be combined carefully.

I became very zealous to honor God in everything I did. (Acts 22:3)