The buffer and timeline seem to be long at the initial stage. Time flies and all of a sudden, the buffer becomes limited. This goes to show that the supply of time will diminish as time passes. It is better not to be complacent on the extra and excess time.
The above goes to show that one need to humble at all times. Regardless of the favourable circumstance at the point of time, it is better to be realistic and hopeful of positive outcome.