It seems to me that the shock to your body lasts longer if you tip toe in than rather just jump.
Same holds true of pulling off the band-aid. It's gonna hurt more if you go slow.
Nobody ever says "Hey...let's roll up our sleeves...and methodically move at snail's pace towards our next step in the excruciatingly long road to wherever we need to get to. No! They say "let's roll up our sleeves and get at it!"
Whatever you tackle in life, plan on jumping right in. Don't tip-toe. There is never going to be the "perfect" time or situation that will be better than the present to make your move. Throughout history...most people didn't make a mistake by starting something too soon. Most mistakes were made because of waiting too long. By tip-toeing into action.
Don't get me wrong...I want my heart surgeon to take his time. I want our President to take his time before he approves military action. I want the engineering community to take their time on developing the latest breakthrough in medical technology...but...those are the exceptions.
Most things in life...you can jump right in.
C'mon in! The water's fine.