Take A Sighting Lap


 

Back when I raced some motocross, it was always wise to get to know the track before you raced it. I would walk the track before practice, talk to other racers that had raced their before, and take a sighting lap to learn the track. One rider didn't and ended up crashing, breaking a shoulder - all in the first 100 yards of practice.

I offer this as a lesson to others in business, organizations, etc. Learn the "track", get comfortable with how things flow, the current atmosphere, etc. then you can go all out. Take your time, take your sighting lap, know the "lay of the land" before you go full speed. Until then, you may miss a turn, and crash.