The obvious associations with performance are momentum, action, and growth.

Performance elicits a sense of forward-ness.

Standing still or moving backward seem contrary to the nature of performance.

The less obvious associations with performance are reflection, recapitulation, and slowing down.

Great performance elicits a sense of thoughtfulness and conscious awareness.

Paradoxically, these traits become lost in the rush to perform, undermining the entire process.

If you are aiming to boost performance, consider slowing down and examining things from a different direction.

Thoughtful leaders understand the difference between looking backwards and moving backwards.

Performance driven, through the lens of coffee,

-Morning Cup