Thoughtfulness is an important quality for a devotee because everyone has to consciously choose for Krishna.
Ultimately, as Srila Prabhupada said, everyone is flying his own plane. Prabhupada explains, that when a plane is on the ground, so much support is there. The staff is there, filling up the petrol and whatever, loading the plane. People are walking in and out with their earphones on and papers… it’s a lot going on around the plane! But once the plane is in the air, then it’s on it’s own, Srila Prabhupada explained.
So everyone flies his own plane. Ultimately we all have to all ourselves make the connection with Krishna. And that connection with Krishna can only be fully established, if we let go of the material connections. So sooner or later, everyone has to say:
“Yes, only Krishna! Kecit kevalaya bhaktya vasudeva-parayanah – Only, only Bhakti! Only Krishna! Nothing else!”
(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Radadesh, Belgium, May 2011)