If you could see a car accident before it happened, that would be really cool. It would change the decision you made getting in your car today. But alas, it doesn’t happen that way.
Most emergencies happen in a hurry.
COVID-19 is happening in a hurry. That’s what happens when we have airplanes traveling between countries every day.
The faster we choose to go, the more likely we are to hit an emergency.
In contrast, the slower we go the more likely we can see what is coming around the corner.
Perhaps then we should ask, “Is this an appropriate time for a sprint?” Or maybe we should be thinking further ahead.
[Worth asking: Do people perceive a sprint as panic?]