Someone once asked me how you know when you are successful if you are constantly working towards success. I told him that success leaves clues, and even while you’re on course, there are guides to keep you on track. Did you know that success leaves clues? And if you don’t know you have to recognize the clues, and get into the “draft” so that it is not so difficult for you to get it.
Junior Johnson was one of the first founders of NASCAR racing to invent drafting. He realized that every time he got right behind another car, he could go faster. He suspected that the front car reduced the rear car’s wind resistance by “creating a draft.” His technique helped him win the 1960 Daytona 500, even though his car was significantly slower than other stock cars on the track. When they interviewed him about driving him, he told them about his technique.
Soon, other drivers began to imitate Johnson’s technique and drafting was born. NASCAR racing has gone from being a combination of luck and power to a strategic and technologically intense sport.
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Basically, the front car creates an area of low pressure, a current of air, which essentially acts like a vacuum cleaner and pushes the rear car forward. The car pair combination can go up to 5 mph faster than either car driving alone. Add more cars to the line and the effects double or triple.
To draft, you must know and trust the handling of your car. And if you want to change your position in the car line, you have to be strategic. Scientists have shown that when you draw, you exert 30 percent less effort than the person you are following.
The same is true for being successful.
If what you are striving to achieve has never been done before, you will suffer the pain, fear, and struggle to achieve your goal. Imagine the person who made the first cell phone or the first television.
But if you know that you are following someone else who is leading the way and creating the draft for you, it will be much easier. And if you want to be better, you must first know and trust yourself, and with this knowledge you can make sound and strategic decisions that will not only affect you, but others with whom you connect.
How to find your successful eraser
For anything you do or want to accomplish, simply find two people who are very successful at what you are doing or would like to do, then dedicate yourself to learning as much as you can about them and how they got to where they are. Just go into your draft, and that alone will exert 30 percent less emotional strain and struggle to reach your goals.
Of course, we all strive to be pioneers and love being ahead of the curve leading the way, and you will have every opportunity to do so on your journey by mentoring someone or hiring an intern. When you teach someone else, it’s an amazing way to jumpstart your learning curve and rekindle your passion and purpose in life.
By the time you achieve your goal, you will not only be successful, but you will have helped others who followed in your draft.
Today, NASCAR has redefined the shape of the cars to make them aerodynamic and reduce the accidents that occur on the race track, but the design still stands. Find those clues that success leaves behind and immerse yourself in that draft, that will only take the stress and worry out of how it can be done because the road has been laid before you.
Remember that success leaves clues: look for the blueprint that others left behind to give you inspiration, courage and strength to achieve your goals. In fact, seeing what others have done gives you positive anticipation of what you will achieve.
This is your life, make the most of it, start working with the power of the draft without ever giving up, being consistent and finishing strong. You’ll be glad you did.
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