Here's a question for everybody, and please answer truthfully.
How many of you would you like to make more money?
If you answered in the affirmative, please raise your hand. However, in 99% of the cases, you are lying to yourselves. You really don't want to make more money, or at least you are not WILLING to make more money. The reason that I know that you are unwilling to make more money
is that you are not making it.
I know, you think I am crazy (and this is not in dispute).
To make more money, here are a few things that you can do, in no particular order.
- Work more hours or more overtime.
- Quit what you are doing and get a better paying job.
- Go in and ask your boss for a raise.
- Work weekends.
- Get a second or third job.
- Go back to school and get your degree or your masters, etc.
- Hold up a gas station or a liquor store every once in a while.
Again, I know what you were thinking. What you wanted to do was to make more money all right, but you wanted to do it without doing anything extra for it. You want more moola, but you are unwilling to do something different (see above list) to get it, other than to hang out in hope that you will win the lottery, and all of your troubles are going to be over and you can keep Jerry Haas and Rick Jones busy for a year just building a whole fleet of Pro Stock cars for you.
Now, let's relate this to drag racing, and particularly to heads-up drag racing.
How many of you would like to win more races?
Yeah, yeah, more hands in the air, but I suspect that you know what's coming. Winning more races isn't going to just happen because you are a good guy or have a good looking wife (or girl friend, or both). You will need to work at it. You will need to spend more money, more time, more of everything if you want to make your program better than what it is now. You will need to work harder and smarter that you are doing now.
Winning doesn't happen by accident. The real question is how willing are you to win?
Many racers say they want to win. But how many racers are actually willing to do it?
Drag racing is made up of two groups. The first group is called the winners, and the second group is called the rest of the field. The good news is that most racers don't have to do anything different to maintain their position in the second group.