We all have one absurd dream. And in my opinion, it is the greatest asset that will keep you going if you really try to achieve that one goal. For me, it’s attending a Formula One World Championship as a driver. So let’s talk you through how one extreme and “unrealistic” dream can and will become your goal.
When I was a 7-year-old boy, I was professionally driving in German Championships. I think that is one of the reasons I love speed, gasoline, and danger. And I was able to compete for over seven years. The upside to this is I had the opportunity to see what’s out there. But unfortunately, many people don’t have the financial capacity to give their children this opportunity. I’ll talk about this later.
As time progressed, I incorporated the “reality.” If you don’t have the money, you won’t be in this particular sport. Quite frankly, if you don’t have the money, you won’t be doing anything.
While the statement is somewhat correct, it is flawed. You need to make sure the team gets the money, NOT YOU. You need to find a way to give airlines the money they ask for. It’s not essential to OWN the cash.
Talk About It
As I got older, I talked about Formula One less and less until I didn’t even think about this any longer. While it feels better not being hurt, deep down, I knew what I wanted, but it was too unrealistic.
When I turned 24, I had an opportunity to drive a GT AMG Track Car. Basically, the burning desire to race in Motorsport ignited, and I wanted it to be real. So real that I contacted all German F4 teams. I found one interested team that gave me a chance to test drive.
At the time, I was living in California, and I had no money except $400 in my savings because of working a ton of overtime.
I booked my flight to Italy (with 3 stops), so my $400 would be enough to cover the flight, a rental car, and a place to stay for three nights. So I told people I would do it. I talked to people about my thoughts on this. And I can tell you two things.
Firstly, yes. There are going to be a lot of people laughing at you for having such a “dumb dream.”
Secondly, you’ll find people who want to support you with that. So basically, out of 30 people who say you’re a “dumb dreamer,” you’ll find one person that genuinely wants to see and hear more about your progress.
Don’t be afraid of those 30 people. Instead, look forward to the one person you can talk about this and share your progress with.
There’s more to come.
Now, this post right here is my personal start of documenting every step until I get into a Formula 3 Cockpit and sign up for my first season to compete.
It’ll help me be accountable to make sure this journey will inspire Millions of people to make their desire come true. I want to offer a story that shows that you can become something from not having anything.
All it takes is a realization of the fact that life is a numbers game. Once you’ve figured out how to play by the rules. You’ll do anything to find a system that works best for you.
Off to Formula One