Why I’m going back to my old racing car… and why you should too
You know how the first time you go to a race car show, the first thing you see is the driver and driver-in-training.
The driver is sitting behind the wheel, watching, watching the show from behind the steering wheel.
You’re supposed to sit in the back and watch the drivers, the front row of drivers.
But you don’t.
You know that if you sit in that seat, you’re going to get the same show.
So you sit back, and you listen to them talk.
And you hear them talking, and the driver’s talking.
And then you think, “That’s interesting.
I’ll try that.”
And you get to the front of the crowd.
It’s a great feeling.
You feel like you’re part of the big race.
It feels like you have something to contribute.
It sounds cliché, but you know what I mean?
You get to go into a race and have that same feeling, and it’s a really good feeling.
So what is the reason for that?
It comes down to this: You’re the best person to sit behind the driver.
I know this from experience.
I’ve been there.
And when you’re behind the wheels, you don.
So the driver, you see, you think the best driver.
But when you get up to the back of the car, the best place to be, it’s not always the best.
It can be, as it was last year at the Indy 500.
So we’re not just sitting there watching them race.
And I think you can see why.
They’ve got so much information on them.
They can see the cars, they can see how they’re going, they’re looking at the pit, they could see the tires.
And the drivers can see that they’re not the fastest, but they’re also not the worst.
So I’m the best to sit beside them, and I know that the best drivers are sitting there, and they’re listening.
So this is the way it’s supposed to work.
And what happens when you don?
You go, “You’re not watching the race.
You can’t watch it, you can’t follow what’s going on.
You just sit there and wait for the car to come up.”
It doesn’t have to be this way.
I’m not trying to sound rude here.
But this is a big deal.
You see, it can be really hard for people to see the best parts of someone else.
They might be better drivers, they might have more experience, they have more cars to drive.
And sometimes the best people are going to be the least experienced.
They may be on the same team, and sometimes you get the worst of the worst in the best team.
But they’re still the best, right?
I’m sure you can do better.
I don’t want to talk about the fact that you’re better than someone else, I just want to tell you how you can.
I mean, it could be anyone.
You could be the best guy in the garage, you could be a good driver, but there’s also going to come a point where it’s going to happen that you just have to make the choice to sit there with the best car.
And that’s the best decision you can make, right there.
It won’t happen by accident.
It might happen by a series of things, or it might happen on your own.
But it’s the right decision.
And it’s an easy decision.
You’ll have no problem with that.
What I’m trying to say is that it’s so easy to think that we should just do what the best is doing.
And maybe that’s true.
Maybe that’s not the best thing to do.
And there are things you can change, or try to improve.
So if you can be the most experienced driver in the car that has the most experience, and if you’re sitting there with a better car than the one the other drivers are using, and when you sit there, you sit with the car of the best and you’re listening, you get a lot more out of it.
But that’s hard.
And a lot of times, you’ll never be able to make that choice.
But if you just do it the right way, the choice will be a very good one.
And so what you’re really doing is you’re giving your best effort, and that’s good.
And, again, you know how it is, the driver gets to sit at the front, and there’s nothing wrong with that, right.
So when you go, you have this big choice.
It may be a bad choice.
And at some point, the other driver may say, “I’m not going to make this choice because I don ‘t want to be around.”
So that’s a tough call.
So do it, and do it well.
So how do you do that?