Velocity and speed are different things.
Speed is the distance traveled over time. You can run around in circles with a lot of speed and cover several miles that way, but you’re not getting anywhere.
Velocity measures displacement. Velocity is direction-aware.
You need to be focusing on velocity, not speed.
Think about the direction you must move in, and then move in that direction.
Action for the sake of action is like running around in circles.
Won’t get you anywhere.