How this Smart car beat a Ferrari 458 in a drag race…

You rev the Ferrari…

The V8 purrs waiting to be unleashed…

The hairs on your arms stand up with excitement…

You feel the adrenaline flushing your body…

Your senses perk up…

You look over to your left and glance at your contender in the white Smart car.

He revs his engine and you catch a glimpse of what sounds like a small blender you buy from the Walmart.

You gaze into the distance, nothing but track…

The light comes on,

3…

2…

1…

GO!

You take off!

In seconds, the smart car is nothing but a blip in your rear view mirror.

As you wait for the smart car to arrive at the finish line, you admire the performance of the 458:

  • 0–60MPH 3.0 seconds
  • Quarter Mile 11.0 seconds

Compared to the Smart car:

  • 0–60MPH 14.0 seconds
  • Quarter Mile 19.2 seconds

Results come in…

The Ferrari lost.

What happened you ask?

The Ferrari looked promising:

  • Powerful Engine
  • More Aerodynamic
  • Built for Performance
  • Built for Quality
  • Top End Materials

However the Key Advantage that the Smart car had over the Ferrari in this race was

Direction.

“Speed is useful, only if you’re going in the Right Direction.

The Ferrari was going full speed ahead, in the wrong direction.

It didn’t matter if it was faster, more aerodynamic, or even built for performance.

It’s like you’ve been training months for football, only to realize that what you’re competing in is actually Soccer; you may be at the top of your game, but you’re playing the wrong game.

I mean, did you ever feel as if everyone was getting ahead in life except you?

They’re working on their degrees, getting a job/career, raising families…

Meanwhile your sitting here trying to figure out your life.

Psst here’s a little secret…

Most people don’t know where they’re going, and they’re getting there fast!

My advice to you is this:

  • Don’t compare your journey to someone else’s; everyone has a different path
  • Don’t worry if you haven’t figured out where you want to go in life yet; you can’t hit a target you can’t see
  • Once you know your destination, Go Full Speed Ahead
  • When you’re going Full Speed Ahead, you’ll fall frequently but be persistent and consistent until you reach your destination

Applying this knowledge will put you lightyears ahead.

Remember, make sure you’re going in the Right Direction, and then…

3…

2…

1…

GO!

Take off in your Ferrari! ;)

- Alex