Information gathering can become a form of procrastination.
Do not spend so much time gaining knowledge that you fail to act.
Progress and growth are built on action.
Information, knowledge, and data are merely the foundation from which you can make intelligent decisions and take informed action.
Although it must be noted that sometimes the best information leads us to correctly choose inaction or a change of action, action is and should be the goal of information gathering because life is meant to be lived, not just studied.
Studying or researching so much that you never do anything is essentially a decision not to live.
Do the intellectual work.
Study and gather information as needed, but use the knowledge, wisdom, and understanding you gain to live a better life, not to hide from life.