As Christians we need to be willing to make mistakes. We can sometimes become paralyzed with what is the right course of action and thus fail to act.
We should always be thoughtful people overall, but our thought should help action rather than hinder it. Often you see that fear or over thought which causes inaction is based on a lack of a full understanding of the gospel.
Maybe we do not entirely trust that God will forgive us as he promises if we sin and do not understand that we are already a part of his family.
An over consciousness on righteousness that loses sight of love is a loss of balance in Christian theology. Love is of most importance in the Christian life.
A theology such of that of the scribes and Pharisees of Jesus' day which lost love because of an uselessness for righteousness is a perfect example of theology gone wrong.
Love and righteousness are linked. A righteousness which hinders acting in love is actually not righteousness at all, but rather a sinful disposition or lack of faith.