Similarly, having an idea, a concept a brainwave and ruminating over it for months is of no use. What one many can discover, the other too can and many others can duplicate. So, 'Time'and 'Assertive action is of the essence if you have to succeed instead of 'Lament'and 'negative actions'at a later date.
These days, being honest can be counterproductive because your thoughts, your intellectual capabilities can be 'borrowed'by others around you if you are very naive. You need to be honest, ethical but smart in present-day world.
It is something like crying over spilt milk and becomes a irreversible process. In such episodes we only damage ourselves by unnecessary delaying our creative outlets and feel sheepish by seeing good presentations by other people.
Knowledge is power.
Beware! I question everything and everybody.