One of the many factors that can affect how well a person learns to drive is the issue of confidence – driving is one of those things in life where a little confidence can go a long way, but without it, you are likely to struggle.
Nobody likes a boy racer driving behind them who thinks he owns the road. But confidence is a necessity when you’re behind the wheel. For example, are you preparing to pull out of a junction when there is a gap in the traffic? If you hesitate, being unsure of if you can pull into the available space in time, or worried that you may stall, you are likely to waste valuable time that could have been used making the perfect manoeuvre.
A lack of faith in your own driving abilities can be a major hindrance on your driving lessons. But if you want to get past this stage, try to pick up on any small praise that your instructor gives you – something as simple and reassuring as a “Good job” on a three-point turn can make all the difference to putting you in a positive mind frame. Likewise, don’t take any negative comments to heart – just see them as constructive criticism, and remember that without them, you could never improve and progress onto being a fully road-legal driver.
Safe driving from Britannia!
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