I’m a huge admirer of all things Pixar – their skill and passion in creating spellbinding CGI movies is truly amazing.

Watching Cars 3 with my little lad again today, I was struck by a line in the screenplay that could have been spoken by many iconic achievers.

The Owen Wilson character, Lightning McQueen is now an aging pro-racer, mentoring a young upstart, voiced by Cristela Alonzo.

She asks McQueen:

“What was it like when you turned up to your first race. How did you know you could do it?”

He answers naturally:

“I dunno, I just never thought I couldn’t”

And there, in one sentence, is a template for success in pretty much any field of human endeavour.

Here’s the path from your mind to the outside world:

  • Thoughts create feelings.
  • Feelings create actions.
  • Actions create results.

As Henry Ford said, whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.

If you don’t think of failure as an option, it isn’t.


PS: My next car’s gonna be electric. How about yours? 

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