Faster than a speeding faceplant!
Well, if that's the case, we're all up a very dirty body of water without a rowing instrument, and shouldn't bother at all submitting. I refuse to believe that's the case.
Look before you leap does not mean you don't leap. It just means you take a bit of time to plan out a strategy.
IMO we are two or three moves behind and possibly playing a rigged game. I think it's time to look for ways to change the game.