Throughout my life I've come to a point where I intended to make a modest, or even major advance. In many of those cases something would happen that caused me to pull back, retreat, and conserve my resources.
It occurs to me that I've been going about this the wrong way. I am beginning to think that instead of throttling back I should try pushing forward, and seeing where determination and cunning take me.
I'll let you know how it works out this time.