What different things might be going through their minds, based on their religious beliefs?

1) So much of Taoist practice is about discerning the right time to act or to wait. How do *you* decide whether it is the right time to act or to wait?2) If a Chinese Mahayana Buddhist were worshipping an ancestor in a ritual in order to land a better job, and a Chinese Taoist was as well, what different things might be going through their minds, based on their religious beliefs?