A new proverb was posted to the Mishlei section today (Wednesday Dec 16). This proverb distinguishes a person’s thoughts from the resulting actions. The person is advised to be aware that once he “acts” he is actually giving up control of this deed to Hashem. For it is Hashem that will be actually carrying out the action, for better or worse.
That awareness should serve as a restraint affecting what the person is thinking as he makes his decision. The result will hopefully be a greater degree of rightness in his thinking, and that will have a favorable effect on the final outcome.