As a parent, one of my top chores in shaping my kids is to teach them one of life's unalienable truths- actions always have consequences.
As a preface, let me say that everyone makes mistakes in life. However, some can be really costly down the road. Proverbs 14:8 offers this wise counsel---"the wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception."
Unfortunately, you come across stories where some one's action long ago have crippled their plans for today.
Check out such a story about former University Nebraska Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rogers.