I want to bring to attention a poem that Sir Richard Branson recently put together for entrepreneurs that is also appropriate for race drivers and pretty much anyone who wants to do more with their life.
It can be a very lonely place when you are on your journey and it is great to hear from someone who knows exactly what you are going through day to day.
As you are reading this change the words 'business' to 'racing' in your mind.
Here it is:
The road to success is paved with tests,
So you've got to believe in yourself above the rest.
Dream big, and let your passion shine,
If you don't, you won't end up with a dime.
Challenge the status quo, disrupt the market and say YES!
And remember that innovation is an endless quest.
Don't forget to change business for good,
If you want to change the world then you should.
If you think with your head and listen to your heart,
I promise you will get off to a flying start.
Make bold moves, but always play fair,
Always say please and thank you - it's cool to care.
Do what you love and love what you do,
This advice is nothing new.
Now stop worrying about whether your business will be a hit,
Rise to the challenge and say 'screw it, let's do it!'
Richard is someone that many of us respect, he understands all the pain and joy that we go through when we are pursuing our dreams, let these words drive you and energise your day.
For more inspirational words from the man himself I suggest you check his book out called 'Screw It, Let's Do It!'
NB. Photo by D@LY3D via Wikimedia