If I only had the patience. I make mistakes. It sometimes takes time to realize that I've screwed up. Waiting for the dust to settle presents a perspective that is realistic.
My pal, Buddy Pendergrass, once explained to me that when you play a bad note onstage, you wait to notice that no one stops dancing. Everything's okay then. Oh, I've played lots of bad notes since then. Lots. Really bad.
Well, my batting average in life suffers sometimes, too. Nobody has stopped dancing. I just need to keep loving.