I'm just a reader for a book named 'Ego is the enemy' by Ryan Holiday.
I was reading it, and I couldn't understand this sentences.
The wheels were coming off, or so it felt. To go from wanting to be like someone your whole life to realizing you never want to be like him is a kind of whiplash that you can't prepare for.
-in "ego is the enemy", Ryan Holiday.
Before this paragraph, he has been talking about his failure and his mentors's failure in several company where he devoted himself to work.
My question is, What is 'wheel'? and who is 'someone'? and what does 'your whole life' mean in 2nd sentence? And why can't we prepare for whiplash(realizing)?