Jimmie Johnson on perfection

The NASCAR driver explains how he defines the word in racing and in life

Updated: December 1, 2010, 11:38 AM ET
By Jimmie Johnson | ESPN The Magazine

The thought of perfection is scary. I'm very careful to avoid thinking I'm cooler than I am. That's a dangerous road to go down. It's easy to do, too. I really try to store my successes away in the confidence bank and lean on that confidence in times of need. I've watched people have success and get so arrogant and cocky about it. Those people may climb the ladder fast, but they sure fall back down that ladder real quick. I don't want to be that guy.

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