Why Charles LeClerc’s approach to self-awareness is perfect
F1 youngster LeClerc offers a productive way to view things
I’ll stop you here.
I’m a Ferrari fan, so much of this is a clear bias.
Charles LeClerc, a 23-year old driver, is a new star in the F1 line-up. Starting only 2 years ago and with 2 wins under his belt his year hasn’t been perfect.
Ferrari are currently sat 6th in the World Championship, and is on for one of their worst seasons in Formula One, but LeClerc’s self-critical take on each race is something I’ve come to admire.
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Arguably every driver does this, after each race, they share their learnings and successes. However, LeClerc seems to do this so well…
So what does he do well…
Traits from self-reflection
- Shares the good and bad story
- Captures his emotions
- Looks forward to next challenge
- Embraces tangible problems
- Aware of luck and mis-fortune
Charles is someone with a very sad tale with people close to him.
Losing his father, his fellow driver godfather, Jules Bianchi and one of his best friends Anthoine Huber to in the space of 3 years is a real hit, and his positivity and strength through this is very inspiring.
Especially as someone who lost someone close very soon.
For a young-ish person like myself, 26, I really admire this approach to self-critique and something I try to do, at least my very best, but whenever I see an interview with LeClerc it reminds me to always focus on self-reflection and self-awareness.
As you can imagine, I’m a fan of his driving, but seeing Charles off the track offering wisdom like this helps me to embrace that in my own life.
I’m sure you have someone who does this for you, and strange that I find these lessons from an F1 driver.