I Was Blown Away by This Quote About Winning (First 60 Seconds) | Danica Patrick on Impact Theory

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video features an interview with Danica Patrick, a retired professional race car driver, discussing the importance of focusing on what you want in life and how it relates to her success in racing.

The video features an interview with Danica Patrick, a retired professional race car driver who holds numerous records and accomplishments in the sport. In the first 60 seconds, she shares a valuable lesson she learned from her father as a child, which is to look where your eyes go and focus on what you want, not what you don't want. The rest of the video includes discussions about her career, the challenges women face in racing, and the importance of passion and perseverance in pursuing one's goals.

  • Where your focus goes, your energy flows.
  • Passion and a desire to pursue racing are necessary to overcome difficulties.
  • Little things along the way aren't such a big deal.
  • Believe in yourself and look at things as a learning experience.
  • Find satisfaction in testing limits and pushing comfort zones.
  • Decision to move to England to pursue racing.
  • Work ethic and always trying to do your best are important.
  • Having an organizing principle and pursuing something can lead to a neurochemical reward.
  • Hard work and willingness to do whatever it takes to achieve goals are important.

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The Importance of Focusing on What You Want

  • Looking where your eyes go is a metaphor for everything in life.
  • Your mental attention and focus determine where you're going.
  • Negative thoughts perpetuate more negative thoughts and attract like-minded people.
  • To expand, grow, and meet new people, focus on what you want, not what you don't want.
  • Your point of reference determines your direction in life.
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Introduction of Danica Patrick

  • Danica Patrick is a record holder and one of the most recognizable athletes on the planet.
  • She has accomplished many firsts for women in racing.
  • Her list of accomplishments is extensive and includes being named the female athlete of the year by United Sports Academy.
  • She has launched two successful companies after retiring from racing.
  • She is considered the most successful woman in the history of open wheel racing.
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Why There Are So Few Women in Racing

  • Racing is not an easy sport to start out doing.
  • It requires technical expertise and is expensive.
  • Exposure to racing is necessary to develop an interest in it.
  • Racing is not a sport offered in school like basketball or football.
  • Passion and a desire to pursue racing are necessary to overcome difficulties.
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Differences in Passion and Calling

  • Passion and a desire to pursue something are necessary to overcome difficulties.
  • There must be something about a pursuit that pushes you when things get difficult.
  • At the end of the day, there must be a calling to pursue something.
  • Not everyone is cut out for racing, and it may not be their calling.
  • Danica's sister did not continue to pursue racing because it was not her calling.
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Importance of Persistence

  • When things get difficult, try harder.
  • Keep digging deeper and trying harder.
  • Find another gear to keep going.
  • Have an aspirational goal far in the distance.
  • Little things along the way aren't such a big deal.
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Importance of Dreaming and Mindset

  • Find something you're good at and can thrive in.
  • Dream into how far it can go.
  • Believe in yourself.
  • Look at things as a learning experience.
  • Ability to know that when it doesn't go well, that's all part of the journey.
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Courage and Testing Limits

  • Find satisfaction in testing limits.
  • Push comfort zone to know you can accomplish anything.
  • Love to know that you can accomplish whatever you need or want to.
  • Walking into something that scares you can be both exciting and scary.
  • Walking into something that scares you can be both exciting and scary.
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Decision to Move to England

  • Walked up to a British guy and asked questions about racing in England.
  • Received an invitation to come to England.
  • Found satisfaction in testing limits.
  • Decided to go to England to pursue racing.
  • Not afraid to take risks and try new things.
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Early Career

  • Danica Patrick was introduced to racing at a young age.
  • At 16, she was offered a chance to race in England.
  • She dropped out of high school to pursue racing.
  • She had to learn to focus for longer periods of time as she progressed in her career.
  • She credits her ability to focus to training and practice.
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Overcoming Insecurity

  • Patrick believes that insecurity can be overcome by doing your best and putting in the effort.
  • She did not leave herself open to criticism by doing the work and being prepared.
  • She believes that putting in the effort is important, even if you don't always like yourself.
  • She believes that wanting something and being driven by a dream is important to cultivate.
  • She believes that having an intense thing to chase can make life better.
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Organizing Principles

  • Patrick believes that having an organizing principle is important.
  • Her organizing principle is to always try to do her best.
  • She believes that it is important to care about something and to pursue it.
  • She believes that pursuing something can lead to a neurochemical reward.
  • She believes that it is important to have something to work towards.
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Work Ethic

  • Patrick believes that hard work is important.
  • She believes that it is important to always try to do your best.
  • She believes that it is important to put in the effort to achieve your goals.
  • She believes that it is important to have a strong work ethic to be successful.
  • She believes that it is important to be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve your goals.
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Passion-Driven Companies

  • Companies were born from an idea or a passion, not for making money.
  • Endorsements were taken in the past for money, but companies were not started for that reason.
  • Companies were super organic, even racing, which just happened when she was 10.
  • Wine company, Somnium, started in 2009 and means dream in Latin.
  • Clothing line started because she loves being creative and has an interest in clothes and design.
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Guiding Principles for Starting a Journey

  • Intuition is the guiding principle for starting a journey.
  • Projects have to feel right, and if they don't, it's not for her.
  • Identifying the flow of life is important, and she is still learning how to do it.
  • Trying harder, effort, and pushing are important, but when things don't feel like they're flowing, it's time to wake up and realize it may not be for her.
  • She had to realize that her career wasn't for her anymore and that she had other companies that needed attention.
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Backup Plan

  • She doesn't need a backup plan because she has been fortunate in her career.
  • Companies were not started as a backup plan.
  • Companies were started because of an idea or a passion.
  • Endorsements were taken in the past for money, but companies were not started for that reason.
  • She only starts a company if she truly believes in it and is ready for the work.
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