Trains are very admirable pieces of machinery and I believe that we can learn a lot from them. A train moves forward no matter what. There is no obstacle that can prevent a train from getting where it wants to go. I often find that when I set a goal, I can be easily derailed. By acting more like a train, I do not allow anything, be it a distraction or setback, to prevent me from reaching my goal. Rather I simply plow through. Once a train’s track is lain, it’s destination is resolute. It exclusively moves forward and doesn’t stop until it has gotten where it seeks to go. One argument against using a train as a role model is that people can get in the way of trains. This is a dilemma that should generally be looked at on a case by case basis.
I made a video with the co-creator of train theory, Kameron Butler, about train theory below: