Have you ever noticed that for every cliché, there seems to be another one that directly contradicts the first one? "Out of sight, out of mind" vs. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Or more to my point; "Haste makes waste" vs. "He who hesitates is lost." Of the last two, pilots are often told that the first thing they should do in an emergency is, "Wind your watch" -- in other words, stop and think about what to do next. Rash action can make a bad situation much worse. That's good advice, most of the time.