One of the things I’ve been proud of about myself is that I was always conscious of my own limitations. When I knew I wasn’t ready for something, or that I wasn’t capable of something, or that I am not in the right mindset for something, I never deluded myself in thinking otherwise. I always held back my impulses or resisted pressures, waited untill I was ready, and then acted.
This sort of self-awareness has saved me from so many troubles that could have ruined my life or given me unnecessary headaches or regrets. Sometimes, I wouldn’t know that it was me acknowledging my limitations so consciously but rather listening to a gut feeling or a general uneasiness, that I considered as instincts.
I will always listen to my “instincts”.