As much as rideshare driving is about the physical aspects of being a good driver, paying attention to the road, and navigating your city’s streets, a lot of driving is also mental. How can you get out of your head and be a good driver – and what does it mean if you can’t? Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur shares his strategies for handling the inner game of rideshare driving.
When I was a teenager, I wanted to be Rod Laver. Tennis was my game, and Rod Laver was my hero. I practiced every day, several hours per day, and made the tennis team at San Marin high school my sophomore year. In order to improve, I bought a book titled “The Inner Game of Tennis” by Timothy Gallwey. I devoured it.