…but speed as a byproduct is great.

Trying to go fast often means communication suffers. If ambiguity breeds anxiety, and anxiety kills creative energy, speed kills your ability to produce your best work.

Trying to slow down often means better communication. If clarity removes anxiety, and that space leads to creativity, slowing down creates the opportunity to produce your best work.

When we focus on speed, we get slow, suboptimal output.

When we focus on slow, we get faster, more excellent work.

SEAL and Delta Force operators are right: Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast.

Are you trying to go faster? Consider whether making it the focus is better than making it the by-product of something greater.