A lesson from Jay Leno

Learn from Leno’s speeding adventures

While in the UK recently, Jay Leno related some stories about his most memorable run-ins with local law enforcement.

As many know, the wiley host of The Tonight Show is a car buff. Who am I kidding–the guy is a certifiable car nut.

The story that caught my attention had to do with driving a 1912 Stanley Steamer (no, not the carpet cleaner) at 75 MPH.

Considering that the car only makes ten horsepower via the steam driven engine, that’s a remarkable feat–One that Leno is very proud of.

What can we take from this? Be proud of our accomplishments, even if they aren’t impressive by others standards.

He has a few cars that are capable of over 200 MPH. 75 MPH is the average cruising speed to some who shall remain nameless.

To do it in a vehicle that has the power of a small lawn mower, and no safety belts is, in my opinion, pretty awesome. Why shouldn’t Leno be excited of that fact?

No matter where you are at physically, be proud of every step forward that you make. If you can only do two push-ups, but two weeks ago could barely do one, be excited about your progress.

If you lose one percent of body fat, that is an accomplishment. Don’t discount that progress.

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3 Responses to “A lesson from Jay Leno”

  1. Tim says:

    Nice tie in, Todd. Jay is a nut. I love watching him on the Tonight Show, but hate staying up so late.

  2. Jay says:

    No, I’m not THAT Jay. :) I couldn’t agree more with what you’re saying. We have to recognize where we are, and celebrate the accomplishments. Even the small ones.

  3. Todd says:

    There’s another story of Leno being approached by a couple of “gang-bangers” about his McLaren F-1 at a cruise. He offered to take them for a ride, and proceeded to show ‘em what the car could do. A cop pulls Leno over, and the two guys flash badges and tell the uniformed officer that they were on the job.

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