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Lesson 2: Corner speed is the key to winning the race. The number of challenges IT departments face on a daily basis can be mind boggling at times and trying to predict what issues will arise is almost impossible. The key is how will you handle the challenges that present themselves, this is where corner speed comes in. The most important part of a motocross race is the riders ability to navigate corners faster than their opponents. Although the big jumps are exciting, at the professional level, all the riders are jumping everything and time is made in the corners. Day to day challenges are nothing more than corners and every single corner is a little different than the last. For a racer, the proper positioning and repetitive practice makes perfect, sounds familiar doesn't it? Every day is full of corners and lots of opportunity to practice how we navigate through them. Being consistant and using the same form each time will help keep stress levels down, let your staff become comfortable with how you will handle issues, and help increase your corner speed at the next turn.
Keep It Fun
Lesson 3: Keep it fun. Writing this post was very enjoyable to me because I could talk about something I enjoy doing outside of work and relate it to the day to day tasks at the office. The next time you are faced with a challenge at work, think about your favorite hobby and try to draw some comparison to the issue in front of you. You may be surprised at how getting back on that horse and charging the next corner could be so much fun.