Definitions: (1) characterizes one who thinks or plans out in advance; one who premeditates; (2) having prudent thought for the future; foresightful

Axiom: Measure twice; cut once.

• There’s a halfway world between each ending and each new beginning … Give yourself the time you need. Some thresholds are too wide to be taken in one stride. — Nina George (1974-) The Little Paris Bookshop {2013}
• Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these is that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God. — Robert Dale Owen (1801–1877) Scottish-born Welsh-American social reformer

Mythological Figure: The name Prometheus means forethought. Prometheus was a Titan of Greek mythology who stole fire from the gods and gave it to humanity. He was tortured severely by Zeus for his insolence. Evidently, the myth writers wanted us to realize that, with forethought, we can weigh the potential good of our actions against the potential grief. Forethought does not always protect you from difficulty, but it is better than being reckless.