When your job requires you to make snap judgments while moving more than twice as fast as a cheetah runs, the slightest mistake can make or break you.
While your job is probably not as intense as NASCAR driver Ryan Reed's, making a mistake at work can seem just as stressful.
"One tenth of a second slower is like night and day for us. And we can feel that inside the race car," Reed tells CNBC.
"We know, 'Oh man that was probably a tenth of second slower,'" he says. "We can feel that."
The 23-year-old professional driver says that recovering from mistakes is one of the most important skills a person can have.