Before a race car driver enters a corner they have to take their foot off the accelerator, otherwise they run the risk of running the car off the road.
The same principle can be applied to our own journey through life. Although the difference is that we rarely have the ability to see the precise camber of the corner before having to take it, which requires prior preparation and the acceptance that we will learn things continuously.
I recently drove down to the coast in South Africa from landlocked Johannesburg. During the drive I got thinking about our habits and how when we drive between two different locations we often want to move as fast as we can between “A” and “B”. How often do we stop to take in or admire our surroundings?
As 2019 is drawing to a close, I am spending some time reflecting on my own journey through the year – what could have I done differently and did I make the right decisions?
So, just like a race car driver… take your foot off the accelerator, and come out of the corner with renewed energy into the next straight.
A few podcasts that may interest you:
- #401: Gary Keller — How to Focus on the One Important Thing
- Frances Frei’s three pillars of leadership
- 382- The ELIZA Effect
- Publishing is hard
- 184: Don’t Be a Digital Transformation Loser
A fascinating read:
TikTok’s Biggest Hits of the Year — and Its Predictions for 2020
A thought to ponder:
“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology” Carl Sagan (American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, in 1987)