How you do anything is how you do everything.
I have seen many athletes (and non-athletes) focus on speed.
They think everything is a race. When they are warming up for a practice, they want to come in first. When they are writing a paper, they want to compete it first. When they are working on a project…well, you get the idea.
Here’s the problem…
When you rush, you are training yourself to be sloppy. You are focusing on quantity, not quality.
When you train yourself in the wrong way, you have to go back and do it over again (re-training your body, re-writing that paper or re-doing that project).
The great Dan Millman once told me, the key is to focus on excellence in the moment. Be mindful. Be great.
Try it, just for today.