#ThursdayThought – Letting Up To Go Forward
Driving in snowy conditions virtually for all my life I’ve learned one thing … if your vehicle starts to slide, don’t apply your brakes.
Instead, it’s become almost second nature for me to take my foot off the gas pedal, and let the car start to slow down. Most of the time, the deceleration will be enough to gain traction and allow me to go safely forward.
Business can be like that. Sometimes plans and strategies start to go sideways, and it’s best to let up a bit.
This allows you to assess the conditions, make course corrections, and then proceed forward.
Going full steam ahead all the time might sound like you’ll steamroll over any obstacle, but in essence you might not to your intended goal as completely and impactfully as if you were able to let up a bit to find how to fix those obstacles.
You’ll end up getting to your end destination more confident and assured in your ability to navigate your industry.
Sometimes you have to let up a bit to go forward. Better safe than sorry.