There is an old Zen teaching which states that often the highest form of action is inaction. Sometimes this is a wise choice, since certain situations can simply require a little time to gravitate toward their own resolution. Of course, this logic does not apply to conditions in which lives are in immediate peril (house fire, tornado, etc.). Nor, is it valid for many do-it-yourself-because-you're-the-only-one-around-to-do-it scenarios (changing a flat tire on a deserted road, bringing in the ton of groceries, etc.). Otherwise, take action or not. Either way, something will likely happen, good or bad.