It is wise to guard your assets. Only a fool would waste away his wealth on trivial pursuits and shiny diversions.
So how do we protect our inner wealth and our most valuable asset- our mind?
Commit your most valuable resource to your practice over an extended period of time.
Your most valuable resource is your time. We waste a lot of it and that is to be expected. But if you invest small increments of time over a long period you end up with a lot of growth. There is not only the protection of your inner wealth and mind, but also the development and an accumulation of great potential.
Just like investing with money, trying to time the market and invest at the 'right time' most often leads to you missing the opportunity for real growth and development all together.