By Kevin Lawrence (www.CoachKevin.com)
Racing cars has long been a passion of mine. I love high-performance cars like I love high performance people – riding the edge, where life is focused, energized and precise. Over the years, I’ve realized that days at the race track can be perfect opportunities to discover fundamental rules of high personal performance, in any realm. A few months back, I had a really rough day on the track. I was fighting the car and making a lot of mistakes. Instead of feeling inspired and skilled, I went home tired and frustrated.
What was going on? Had I lost my passion? Was it time to get my thrills another way? I gave it serious consideration, feeling a lot like my clients who had lost the passion for their business.
Not two months later, I was back at the track… and I had the ride of my life! I was absolutely flying, clocking times that impressed even the professionals. I was locked in the flow, truly floating around the track. My focus was intense and my connection with the car was seamless; I was so present and clear that it felt like the car was driving me! I took corners faster than I ever dared to before, passing technically faster cars without a thought, coming out of turns with shocking speed. And I drove that way for 3.5 hours. Download