When life has its ups and downs, its hard to keep focus. When I find mysef on a straighy away only thinking of my destination, I am comfortable, I can see well ahead of me. Then comes the undesireable corners where I slow down, and can sometimes lose grip, in some cases, lose total control and crash. This is where I learned from my mistakes, recognize a corner is on its way, so i slow down, prepare myself to hold on patiently passing by dangerous obsticles. I then build moment for my next straightaway.
Keeping focus on the journey will keep you safe, especially knowing your speed and grip on things, because who knows how many corners you need to pass to get to you final destination.