“If a neighbor is killed in a car accident, do you sell your car and stop driving?”
First love. This short soundbite of Mario gets me every time I listen to it. The earnestness, the yearning in his voice. He speaks this prayer as if for the first time, with pleading in his voice, “Please dear God, if there’s one wish you could grant me, to become a race driver someday in my life.” Have you ever whispered such an earnest prayer?
I have whispered many honest prayers much like this one. With my head bowed, eyes sullen, and a heavy heart. I have whispered them, and put them into action. My best foot forward, time and time again. Every time it seems to get a little more difficult to begin again. This quote from Andretti seems ordinary but there;s a little more to it. “If a neighbor is killed in a car accident, do you sell your car and stop driving?” It can be applied so many different ways. Do you quit on your dream because your neighbor failed at his? There are so many things that can affect you daily. Some inspire, others detract. However no one can control your actions but yourself. You are the only one that can stop your dream. Other people will act like they can make choices for you. They can’t. It’s your dream, your passion, your adventure. Everything else is sticks and stones.
The full video is below.