A colleague told me a good saying from the Navy Seals.
"Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast."
The idea is that when we slow down and practice diligently, we give ourselves time and space to heal and to work to perfect our technique, so then when we need to execute, we can do it fast and flawlessly.
Embedded in this concept is that we do things right the first time, and eliminate risk and having to do them needlessly again...slow down and nail it!
In martial arts and other physical disciplines, this concept is honed by practicing in "motion study" and then "exploding" dynamically in executing upon the enemy.
Slow, Smooth, Fast--practice makes (near) perfect. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)