Lewis Hamilton ON: EVERYTHING You've Been Taught About Success Is A LIE... | Jay Shetty

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is an interview with Lewis Hamilton, a seven-time Formula One World Champion, discussing his journey to success and the importance of perseverance despite adversity.

The video is an interview between Jay Shetty and Lewis Hamilton, a seven-time Formula One World Champion and passionate activist. They discuss Hamilton's journey to success, including the difficulties he faced in school due to bullying and racism. Hamilton emphasizes the importance of believing in oneself and not giving up on one's dreams, even in the face of adversity. He also discusses his mission to support underrepresented groups and communities through his work.

  • Perseverance and belief in oneself despite adversity and discrimination.
  • Overcoming bullying and racism in school through passion for racing.
  • Embracing differences and advocating for diversity and inclusion.
  • Success attributed to hard work, dedication, and commitment.
  • Childhood struggles with bullying, racism, dyslexia, and feeling like the system was against him.
  • Finding inspiration in racing and superheroes.
  • Importance of family support, perseverance, and positive role models.
  • Gratitude for childhood struggles and belief that anything is possible with hard work.
  • Importance of compassion and empathy in overcoming adversity and making a positive impact.

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The Hardest Thing is to Keep Going

  • Continuing to have belief in oneself despite adversity and discrimination.
  • Keeping one's eyes set on their goals and not being distracted.
  • Not giving up, even when it seems like the easiest thing to do.
  • For many people, this is the most difficult thing to do.
  • People assume that successful individuals like Lewis Hamilton never have to make this choice, but it is a daily struggle.
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Overcoming Adversity in School

  • Hamilton faced bullying and racism from teachers and peers.
  • He was told by teachers that he would never amount to anything.
  • Despite this, he continued to believe in himself and his dreams.
  • He found solace in go-karting and used it as an escape from the negativity in his life.
  • His passion for racing helped him to persevere and overcome the challenges he faced in school.
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Embracing What Makes You Different

  • Hamilton's willingness to embrace his differences has defined his values and outlook on life.
  • He believes that being different is what makes us unique and special.
  • He encourages others to embrace their differences and not conform to societal norms.
  • He uses his platform to advocate for underrepresented groups and communities.
  • His mission 44 is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in motorsports and beyond.
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The Importance of Perseverance and Hard Work

  • Hamilton attributes his success to his perseverance and hard work.
  • He believes that success is not just about talent, but also about dedication and commitment.
  • He emphasizes the importance of setting goals and working towards them consistently.
  • He encourages people to never give up on their dreams, no matter how difficult the journey may be.
  • He believes that anything is possible with hard work and determination.
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Childhood Struggles

  • Being bullied at the age of six.
  • One of three kids of color in the school.
  • Constantly being thrown around by bigger, stronger kids.
  • Always being the last picked for sports teams.
  • Dealing with racial slurs and not knowing where he fit in.
  • Struggling at school and not finding out he was dyslexic until he was 16.
  • Racing every weekend and missing out on social interaction.
  • Being put in the lowest sets at school and never being allowed to progress.
  • Feeling like the system was against him.
  • Suppressing emotions and not wanting to appear weak.
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Finding Inspiration

  • Being inspired by Superman and his fight for the people.
  • Using racing as a way to channel his emotions.
  • Feeling like a superhero when he put on his helmet.
  • Battling with other kids and doing things they couldn't do.
  • Aspiring to be someone who doesn't look like him.
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Similar Childhood Struggles

  • Interviewer also experienced bullying and being one of few people of color in school.
  • Interviewer's parents had gone through worse when they moved to England.
  • Interviewer would cry to his mom and she would come to school to try and save the day.
  • Feeling embarrassed when his mom came to school.
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Perseverance and Gratitude

  • Being grateful for his childhood struggles because they built him into the person he is today.
  • Realizing that everything he was taught about success was a lie.
  • Persevering through adversity and never giving up on his dreams.
  • Believing that anything is possible if you work hard enough.
  • Using his platform to inspire others and make a positive impact in the world.
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Family Support and Adversity

  • Lewis Hamilton's dad was a strong figure in his life who supported his passion for racing.
  • Hamilton's parents separated when he was young, and he split his time between them.
  • Hamilton's dad was a hard worker who had multiple jobs to support his son's racing career.
  • Hamilton's dad was also his mechanic, and they traveled together as a family to races.
  • Hamilton's dad faced adversity in his life and wanted to create a better life for his son.
  • Hamilton faced racism and struggled with being biracial, but he had love and support from his family.
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The Importance of Perseverance

  • Hamilton's dad taught him to focus on his driving and not be distracted by what others were saying.
  • Hamilton faced challenges in racing, including being outcast by other kids, but he persevered.
  • Hamilton's dad's work ethic was inspiring to him, and he learned the value of hard work.
  • Hamilton's dad was also his manager until he was 20 years old.
  • Hamilton faced intense pressure when he entered Formula One, but he persevered and became a seven-time world champion.
  • Hamilton believes that perseverance is key to success, and that failure is an opportunity to learn and grow.
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The Importance of Positive Role Models

  • Hamilton's dad was a positive role model who taught him important values like hard work and perseverance.
  • Hamilton's dad faced adversity in his life and wanted to create a better life for his son.
  • Hamilton's dad was also a strong figure who provided emotional support to his son.
  • Hamilton's little brother, who has cerebral palsy, is also a positive role model and inspiration to him.
  • Hamilton believes that positive role models are important for young people, especially those who face adversity.
  • Hamilton hopes to be a positive role model for kids who are facing challenges and distractions in their lives.
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The Importance of Compassion and Empathy

  • Hamilton learned compassion and empathy from his mom, who was the soft and loving parent.
  • Hamilton faced racism and struggled with being biracial, but he had love and support from his family.
  • Hamilton's dad taught him to focus on his driving and not be distracted by what others were saying.
  • Hamilton believes that compassion and empathy are important values that can help people overcome adversity.
  • Hamilton hopes to use his platform to spread positivity and inspire young people who are facing challenges.
  • Hamilton believes that success is not just about winning races, but also about making a positive impact on the world.
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Early Struggles and Relationship with Father

  • Lewis Hamilton did not have management or PR to help him navigate the media attention when he was starting out in racing.
  • He made mistakes in areas outside of driving due to lack of preparation and guidance.
  • He struggled to balance a normal life with the demands of racing and media attention.
  • He eventually decided to part ways with his father as his manager and make decisions for himself.
  • He and his father have since reconciled and have a close relationship.
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Dealing with Success and Self-Doubt

  • Hamilton sometimes struggles with feeling like he is not enough or not good enough, despite his success.
  • He has conversations with himself to reaffirm his belief in himself and his abilities.
  • His father is also a source of support and encouragement for him.
  • He surrounds himself with positive people who lift him up.
  • He believes in lifting others up and helping them become the best versions of themselves.
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Early Struggles with School and Need for Acceptance

  • Hamilton struggled in school and feared negative reports from teachers.
  • He felt pressure to win and be first in order to be accepted and appreciated.
  • He realized as he got older that success is short-lived and it's about the bigger picture.
  • He learned to balance the emotional rollercoaster of racing and channel his emotions in a healthy way.
  • He fights for something greater than just winning races.
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Lewis Hamilton's Purpose

  • Hamilton wants to be a part of creating a brighter future and better future leaders.
  • He believes that there are many great people doing great things in the world.
  • Hamilton is trying to focus on his intentions and learn new tools to help him on the right path.
  • He wants to be a part of the next generation of thought leaders who are positive.
  • Hamilton didn't know about yoga, meditation, podcasts, or good people to listen to when he was a kid.
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Using Platform for a Bigger Purpose

  • Hamilton uses his platform for a bigger purpose.
  • He believes that your purpose is not just something that makes you happy, but something that impacts other people's lives.
  • Hamilton was bullied as a kid and winning was a way to get the nod from his dad.
  • He was number one at something, but he wanted to do more with his success.
  • Hamilton believes that people often live in fear of what others think and conform to what people expect from them.
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Finding Purpose

  • Hamilton was winning and it was giving him a tip of happiness, but something was missing.
  • He realized that he needed to find his purpose and understand why he was given the platform he has.
  • Hamilton is passionate about education and wants to work with people who are trying to create more opportunities for kids who don't have access to school or education.
  • He believes that aligning yourself with people who are doing good is important.
  • Hamilton was one of the only people of color in racing and started speaking about diversity to get more people of color in the industry.
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Perseverance and Adversity

  • Hamilton believes that everything you've been taught about success is a lie.
  • He thinks that perseverance is key to success and that you have to keep pushing through adversity.
  • Hamilton faced a lot of adversity growing up and had to work hard to get where he is today.
  • He believes that you have to be willing to take risks and make sacrifices to achieve your goals.
  • Hamilton thinks that it's important to have a strong support system and to surround yourself with people who believe in you.
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Diversity and Empowerment

  • Lewis Hamilton wants to shift the narrative and conversation around diversity.
  • He has difficult conversations with his boss about being the only black person in the room.
  • Hamilton is passionate about black equity and improving representation.
  • He asks sponsors and companies about their diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Hamilton's team partners have been open to changing and improving their diversity efforts.
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Success and Empowerment

  • Hamilton believes that success can come later, but diversity and inclusion efforts should come first.
  • He encourages companies to create a better workspace for people.
  • Hamilton has grown close with his team partners, Mercedes-Benz and Gamma, who have been open to changing their diversity efforts.
  • Hamilton suggested changing the color of the car from silver to black in 2020 to send a message about diversity.
  • He wants to be encouraging and empowering to others every day.
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Loneliness in Racing

  • Hamilton acknowledges that racing can be a lonely experience.
  • He feels that only the other drivers can truly relate to his experience.
  • There is a psychological battle with oneself and getting in the way of oneself.
  • Hamilton tries to reach out to younger drivers and be a positive light to them.
  • He acknowledges that none of the young drivers are black, but they have faced their own challenges.
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Emotions in Racing

  • Hamilton acknowledges that emotions and expressions are not as visible in racing as they are in other sports.
  • He is grateful for the opportunity to share his emotions and experiences in this interview.
  • Hamilton feels that there is more in common among the drivers than they think, but they are competitive.
  • He tries to be a positive influence on younger drivers and create allies.
  • Hamilton wants to show that anyone can achieve success, despite doubts and fears.
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Overcoming Adversity

  • Lewis Hamilton talks about difficult conversations he had in 2020.
  • He shares how his upbringing taught him to suppress his emotions.
  • He talks about crying for the first time in 10 years in 2020.
  • He discusses the importance of taking risks and being outspoken about important issues.
  • He encourages people to speak out if they have a problem or are experiencing something negative in their work environment.
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Diversity and Inclusion

  • Lewis Hamilton talks about his decision to take a knee during a race in 2020.
  • He discusses the lack of diversity in the Formula One industry.
  • He talks about the Hamilton Commission, which aims to increase diversity in the industry.
  • He shares how his team has become more diverse since the pandemic.
  • He emphasizes the importance of representation in inspiring young people to pursue careers in the industry.
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Perseverance and Resilience

  • Lewis Hamilton talks about the importance of perseverance in achieving success.
  • He shares how he has faced setbacks and challenges throughout his career.
  • He discusses the importance of resilience in bouncing back from failures.
  • He emphasizes the need to stay focused on one's goals and to never give up.
  • He encourages people to keep pushing themselves and to never settle for less than they deserve.
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Authenticity and Self-Expression

  • Lewis Hamilton talks about the importance of being true to oneself.
  • He shares how he has learned to express himself more openly over the years.
  • He discusses the importance of being authentic and not trying to please others.
  • He encourages people to embrace their individuality and to not be afraid to stand out.
  • He emphasizes the need to be confident in oneself and to believe in one's abilities.
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