The only thing people like more…

The one thing people love more than a hero is to see a hero fail!

The Green Goblin

I couldn’t pass on sharing this story because I see it play itself out in the workplace so often. You can do 99 things right and no one will say a word. But the one time you do something wrong, people will surely let you know.

One day Albert Einstein wrote on the blackboard:

9 x 1 = 9, 9 x 2 = 18, 9 x 3 = 27, 9 x 4 = 36, 9 x 5 = 45

9 x 6 = 54, 9 x 7 = 63, 9 x 8 = 72, 9 x 9 = 81, 9×10 = 91

Suddenly, chaos erupted in the classroom because Einstein made a mistake.

Obviously, the correct answer to 9 x 10 isn’t 91. And all his students ridiculed him.

Einstein waited for everyone to be silent and said: Despite the fact that I analyzed nine problems correctly, no one congratulated me. But when I made one mistake, everyone started laughing. This means that even if a person is successful, society will notice his slightest mistake.

Source: The Daily Coach