Deadlines and tailgaters

If the ferry is leaving in fifteen minutes, do you drive faster than normal to get to the dock on time?

If someone is driving close behind you and pressuring you to turn when you don’t feel safe, are you more likely to go for it?

We can do our work as fast as makes sense, but no faster.

Regardless of external pressure.

Sometimes, we establish false limits so we can leave room for when we need to hurry up. But hurry has a limit, and lowering our standards doesn’t stand the test of time. They are standards for a reason.