We see it often in sports. A team might look down and out during the first half of the game, but come back strongly in the second half to make the game close, or even snatch victory.
Similarly in life, it is worthwhile to take a break from a hard problem. Then, when we return to the table to relook it, we might appreciate different perspectives that help us in solving the problem.
To move faster, we might be tempted to cut out the breaks. But the break just might be our superpower.