Slow Down, Go Faster

I don't come from a long line of doctors - my Dad's dad was a race car driver back in the 1950s and '60s. When I was a kid, he had a sticker on his truck that said, "I remember when racing was dangerous, and sex was safe!"

Grandpa Stanclift shared a lot of great stories and lessons - one that really stuck was "Slow down, go faster." He taught that to my dad, and my Dad taught it to me when I was six year's old racing R/C cars. In racing this principle means slowing down before the turn, not in it. That way you maintain traction and control, while accelerating out of the turn. This wisdom not only allowed my Grandpa to consistently finish on the podium, it ensured he died of old age, not on the track. 

This week I'm taking some time to slow down. The family and I are headed to a veterinary conference in Lake Tahoe, so "the Other Dr. Stanclift" - my wife, Nicole, can advance her practice. (to her colleagues and clients, I'm the Other Dr. Stanclift :)) I'm going to review my lecture notes from last week's intensive medical conference, and let that information sink in while enjoying the great outdoors!

I'd love to hear how you're planning to slow down, so you can go faster! Shoot me an email, comment on this week's Facebook Post, or tell me the next time you're in the office!