Go Slow Enough

“You can handle anything if you go slow enough.” Those words of advice from my mom echoed in my head as I drove on yet another treacherous snowy road this winter. She has uttered that sentence to me countless times between my teenage and adult years. It recently dawned on me, however, that her words are good advice for approaching any kind of fear. Instead of letting fear keep you away from your goal, just approach it . . . slowly. You will handle all the twists and turns just fine.  Perfect advice for leaders, teams, and organizations embarking on new endeavors or facing incredible challenges. The other piece of advice that works every time? Always listen to your mother.