[The Debrief] So, you want to quit...?
Thinking about quitting motorsports? Here's why you should stick with it — and how this sport can improve your life, both on and off the track.
I’ve been on track for over 30 years and, in all that time, only once have I wanted to quit. Sure, there have been plenty of times I have questioned what the hell I was doing and if it was worth all the sacrifices of time, money, and relationships, not to mention the mental and physical wear and tear. (Ironically, I am writing this while recovering from a total knee replacement.) All of us are different. We have different goals and life situations and must each weigh whether the sacrifices are “worth it” to us. In my case, the fortitude it takes to spend half my life doing this requires a constant loop of reflection and self-evaluation. Why am I doing this? What are my goals? How am I doing? Read on to find out how I manage all of these factors while constantly moving forward.
But first, back to the time I thought about quitting: