Pack light, travel far.
There’s a saying in racing: “You need to slow down to speed up.” It’s a way of saying that consistency and smoothness, not aggressiveness, are the keys to going fast. It’s better to go into a corner slow and be well positioned coming out then it is to go in fast drive erratically. It’s not a conincidence that the fastest drivers are the smoothest.
The same is true of product development. It’s better to slow down and make sure you’re solving real customer needs with every feature than it is to ship more features. Accuracy beats effort every time. In the end, the winner is the product that consistently delivers a great experience, not the one with the most features.
Here’s Jenson Button, arguably F1’s smoothest driver. He brakes before each corner, accelerates out smoothly, and never misses an apex.