I Bit Off More Than I Could Chew

Here in Panama we say:

Quien mucho abarca poco aprieta.

I know the feeling. I routinely bite off more than I can chew. It starts out well but then I feel the project tug and pull as it gains momentum. I feel my grip slip and my control fade. Before I know it my project and I both tip over.

It must be fun to watch. Spectators are always ready to record the moment and say I told you so! In Panama spectators say:

¡Viste! ¡Te lo dije!

Why is is so easy to find comfort knowing that someone else had a worse day than you? Pride and arrogance may have been among the injured today.