Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast: F1 Lessons 65

A phrase that's credited to special forces (I believe the Navy Seals) came to my attention recently*:

"Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast"

This really resonated with me, and aligned to a lot of the experiences I've had in the high performance world of F1 - if you want to move with pace, slow yourself down, get the details right and then build up the speed.

Think of playing a tune on the piano - learn the notes first, and play at half speed, then build in the speed and the feeling once you've got the basics right.

This is the same in F1 - those sub-2-second pit stops that you see are practiced at walking pace. The team get a feel for the 'flow' of the activity before building in the pace.

Think about how this might apply to your business, team or personal performance. How can you put this principle into practice for yourself to see awesome results?

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* I heard this quote from Clarke Dodd - find out more about the work he does via