Can I do this when others think I can’t? When I think I can’t?
Cole Whitt, driver of the #35 Speed Stick Ford, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 2, 2015 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Source:Zimbio.com/ Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America)
Who doesn’t have bouts of self doubt? I am probably the queen of self doubting- just ask Misty. Luckily for me, as my best friend and co-blogger, she provides not just someone who listens to my doubt and fears about anything and everything but she is someone who luckily for me helps me defy the doubt by encouraging me and kicking me in the butt and saying OF COURSE YOU CAN and here is how. Whether it be Can I really interview Tony Stewart? (The answer was yes, yes and yes and hopefully one day yes in the future) or Do I really have what it takes to supervise people? (The answer is I have been doing it since August now and I am finally finding my stride for the most part) or Can I overcome my fear of heights? (The fear is still there but I try not to let it get in the way- hence the flight to Miami we have tickets for in November- learning to face the fears a little at a time) talking things out with Misty always leaves me with the courage to #defythedoubt.
Cole Whitt, sophomore sprint cup driver, knows all about defying doubt. Whitt is facing a few challenges that would put doubt into anyone: recovering from off-season shoulder surgery, working with a new team, vehicle and crew and of course the sophomore jinx!
“It’s important to stay focused and embrace the high-pressure moments head on; Speed Stick® GEAR™ helps me do just that. It keeps me cool under the pressure of any race, which allows me to stay focused on the road ahead of me.”– Cole Whitt (more…)