Does the vehicle you are learning in determine how well you learn how to drive?
I was racing the 100 metres at Cambridge University Athletics track and I was seriously impressed with the quality of the track.
When you are sprinting it is more than essential that you relax, if you cannot relax you cannot run fast.
If other sprinters are pulling away from you then it is easy to panic and tense up and then your muscles tense and you slow down. Not a situation you want to find yourself in, because the situation gets worse, you slow down even more and then tense more.
I was so taken aback by the track itself, the facilities and the view from one of the buildings for the spectators that this filled my mind.
It was an absolute privilege to be sprinting on such a great track.
Because of this I was not focusing on performing well, which caused me to relax.
I was thinking myself fortunate to be able to sprint on such a track and was enjoying the experience.
I relaxed totally and was not concerned about my position.
I got a text later with my time and I realised I matched my all time personal best that day.
It got me thinking, does the vehicle we are learning in determine how we learn to drive?
Modern City Cars and Superminis are awesome and if we go into an impressive car do we enjoy the experience so much that we are not tense about learning to drive?
If we get into a car that is not impressive are we then focused on our own nerves and then have a tendency to tense up?
Is the instructor making the whole driving lesson an enjoyable experience for the customer so that they get more out of it than learning to drive?
By making it a great experience then is there less chance to get tense?
Is the customer’s needs being met? Are they learning what they want to learn? This means that they are happy and are more likely to be less tense?
Do they feel they can be open and honest with the instructor about anything so that they enjoy the experience more?