“The two hardest things to handle in life are failure and success.” Anonymous
Have you ever noticed that when some people get behind the wheel of a car, truck, or SUV that they lose their minds? It’s not unusual to see someone driving really nutty, doing something really stupid and you pull up beside them and they look like normal people.
They don’t have two heads, fangs, or horns sticking out of their heads.
What is it with people when they get behind the wheel of a car? They sorta lose their minds. Good people, nice people seem to go a bit postal.
As I’ve mentioned in the past at one time I drove race cars. I always found it interesting that some of the nicest guys outside of a race car were nuts once they got in the car.
It was as if their helmets squeezed their brains until stupid flowed out. I’m not excluding myself from that equation, as I was no different from the rest when I strapped mine on. I believe it’s the power of the engine that makes them go off the deep end.
I see the same thing in business every day. Someone gets promoted and whamo, they get the “king of the hill” mentality. “I’m ‘da king, you ‘da peasants, and you will do as I say.” That type of mentality will soon be their downfall.
They have been anointed this position of power, but don’t have a clue on how to lead. Should we blame them or the person who promoted them?
One of my father’s favorite sayings is, “Be nice to people on the way to the top because you never know who you will meet on your way down.”.That’s all I’m gonna say, Tommy Gibbs.