The rush of others shouldn’t drive your actions
Short term perspective, when we allow it to rule our approach to decision making is a very dangerous adviser.
We act on the short term, of course, but need to be conscious also about our mid and long term goals. There is a very important margin between planning everything months in advance and running like headless chickens.
Don’t allow the rush of other teams or individuals drive your life and better have a strategy. Try, as much as possible, that just because people point a problem or you see a need you are not going into constant firefighting mode.
Unlike, let others and yourself do the right things. Trust, and only later inspect and adapt. It is hard and painful to allow the need for action and that uncomfortable feeling of urge be there and not react to them, but sometimes it is something you just need to do.