Do You Have a Strategy?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Erik Elsea-Jones & Co. Realty

Pit Strategy



In racing, pit strategy is a major factor in determining who wins the race. Crew chiefs and drivers have to determine the right time to come into the pit. Can you make it to the end of the race on the fuel you have or should you come in for a splash of gas? Should you take two tires or four? This past weekend's race saw the winner's team debating on whether or not he had enough fuel and whether or not his tires still had enough grip to hold off challengers who would come in and get fresh tires behind him. Then a late race caution came out for a wreck.


The winning team decided to take a chance and stay out so it would have good track position for the restart. It was a gamble, although a calculated one. Even though there was a risk that their car would run out of gas or that cars that had pitted would be much faster with fresh tires, it was worth it. They made a strategic call based on their calculations and figured that being out front when the race got under way was better than having fresh tires farther back in the pack.


There is no exact science to the decisions made during a race. However, through experience and by studying available information on engine performance, track conditions, and opponents' records, a race team can put itself in the best position to win.


Do you have a strategy for your life? Have you decided that you want to win in your life? Are you willing to take some calculated risks to accomplish your goals? Have you studied the information available to you so that when it's time to make a split-second decision you are able to do it with confidence, knowing you have put yourself in the best position to finish first? I hope you answered yes to all of these questions. If not, take some time to reflect on what you really want out of life and on what steps you can take to achieve your goals. Develop a strategy!


Erik Elsea


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