Famous race car driver Danica Patrick broke huge limits, barriers and even gender stereotypes set upon her and showed the world that anything is possible, as she became the most successful female racer in history. In 2008, she won the Indy Japan 300, the first time ever by a woman! She is now also a model and an advertising spokesperson. Everything began for her as a child, as she raced go karts at just the young age of 10. She would later drop out of high school yet earned herself a GED certificate, all so she could pursue her passion earlier. By 16, she would move to England to practice her racing further. Here's her opinion on why she has succeeded at what she does, and some definite insight for the rest of the world.
1.) Take risks and never look back, you may fail, but it's all learning:
"Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you'll never know. I truly believe what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Even if you fail, learning and moving on is sometimes the best thing."
2.) Passion is a cliché, but it's overstated for a reason, pursue it:
"We don't do things we aren't good at by nature. I wouldn't play basketball because I'm only 5'1". Find what you enjoy - whether it's racing, flying a helicopter, being a doctor, or stitching clothes together. Once you've done that , you have the passion you need."
3.) Follow your gut intuitions and instincts, they almost always are the right decisions, 10 times out of 10:
"I just go where my heart tells me, where my gut tells me to go, where I'm enjoying my life the most, where I feel like I can have the most success. I've truly enjoyed my experience in NASCAR, to the point that I want to do it full time."
4.) Learn from the past and learn to let it go, so you can move on with the much needed life lessons:
"Sometimes it takes looking at the past to really be able to move forward and learn from it."
5.) Mastery is essential, you must perfect your craft. The more you love what you do, the easier it will be:
"I spent my whole childhood watching open-wheel racing. I spent years going to England and recing open wheel, coming back and racing open wheel. It's been my world for 20 years and beyond that. For almost my whole life, I've been watching it. I watch it and I think I know how to do it."
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