A Few Lessons… Part 2
Another thing I learned in racing school was called “Eyes on the Prize”. The short lesson was that as drivers were supposed to do everything in our power to train our focus on the spot on the track we wanted the car to go to. It didn’t matter if we were working on putting down a hot lap, or trying to drive out of a mistake, or clearing an accident on the track… Keep the eyes on the prize, and the prize was the spot we wanted the car to go.
Steering into the skid is a technique. Threshold braking is a technique. There are a lot of techniques, and racing schools are about learning the techniques more completely in order to drive at the limit.
As a side note, some say “comfortably drive at the limit”. If you are comfortable, you aren’t at the limit.
There are a lot of “Life Coaches” and others that teach this same lesson, applying it to other aspects of our lives. Sometimes it means taping a goal on the mirror so that we see it every morning… Eyes on the Prize.
What is YOUR prize?