Some months ago, The Castiron took part in a driver training in Lignières in Switzerland, more precisely a drift training. According to the event organizer, one major goal was the enhancement of the driving ability, a better vehicle control. So far, so good.
What has an attendance at such an event to do with today’s subject – humble? Especially, please have a look at the first picture and the pictures below, too. Not everything went quite well. Pride goes before a fall – was this the case?
The tarmac was varyingly wet, the switching from a right hand bend to a left hand bend went wrong: instead of changing in direction, the oversteering Ford Mustang, Eleanor V, spun to the inside of the curve. This came unexpectedly fast and The Castiron had no opportunity for any reaction – such a situation he never experienced, in all the decades before!
Eleanor V crashed with the left front and with both left wheels against an earth wall, raised the two right wheels and landed abruptly and safely on the wheels. Just rideable, but violated! The Castiron uninjured, but rather grief-stricken.
A few days later, he saw a picture in a journal: the multiple Rallye World Champion Sébastien Loeb and his Citroën, Corsica 2018 – the back of the car buried in gravel. Failures are a part of life and help to keep you humble. The Castiron was no longer grief-stricken and Eleanor V, the Ford Mustang, was brought to the doctor, who restored her.
Pride goes before a fall – you decide, if this was the case or not. Being humble helps, also avoidance of self-doubt. The former is a good basis in general, the latter can make you insecure, which is seldom helpful. In any case, have a safe drive!
See you next Friday. - God bless you, all the best! The Castiron