Broadly speaking there are two types of drivers. The first are what you could call ‘safe drivers’. They are focused on their dashboard and mirrors and stay well within the limits all the time. They deal with issues on the road as they present themselves, and will signal well before turning.

The second type of driver spends little time looking at their dashboard or in their mirror. Instead, they hit the accelerator and look to anticipate the turns ahead so that they can maximise their speed. They might not always signal their intentions or give too much room to other road users, but they tend to reach their destinations pretty quickly. Far from being ‘safe drivers’, they are ‘racing drivers’.

On the road, ‘safe drivers’ are preferred to ‘racing drivers’. But in business it is ‘racing drivers’ that are most likely to succeed. Are you focused on your dashboard when you should be hitting the throttle?

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