Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity. — Gary Ryan Blair
Be cautious without becoming paralyzed by the potential downside of action. Pursue your goals continuously but incrementally, testing/evaluating progress toward the goal. This approach assures movement toward the goal without exposing yourself to unnecessary and avoidable jeopardy. You shouldnt simply play it safe but should play it cautiously. You dont proceed haphazardly or impulsively, risking not giving yourself time and opportunity to process, analyze, predict, evaluate, and modify actions and circumstances. By exercising caution, you provide your intuition maximum opportunity.