“It is not the whistle that moves the train.”
When was the last time you heard the whistle of a train? What thoughts, emotions, and memories do you have from the past about trains?
A few that come to mind for me are:
- Watching movies about the wild west as a kid
- Taking the elevated train into the city
- Playing with toy trains with my friends
- Taking the Cog Railroad up Mount Washington
- Riding Thunder Mountain countless times at Disney World
- Waiting at railroad crossings and counting the cars as they passed, wondering when the train would end
For many of us, trains represent a special form of transportation that take considerable energy and work to move people and things from one place to another. Trains don’t just whistle and stand still. The sound of the whistle lets you know something hopefully good is coming or going your way.
In what ways do or can you offer a whistle or other signal to let others know that you back up your words with significant levels of locomotion?