Your life is your train.
You are the conductor and a passenger.
How your train moves and where it ends up
Is totally up to you.
Your talents and abilities, dreams and goals
Are your tickets.
Now, don’t get excited just because you have a tickets
If you do not use it, you won’t go anywhere.
Opportunities are stations along the way.
If you are not at the station on time,
You will be left standing at the station
With all the other people who merely have tickets.
The train will not wait for you.
You cannot hold the train for people who are late.
You cannot stop the train at every station
To make sure everybody who wants to ride
Is on the train.
Keep your train well fuelled,
Keep it clean, be on the lookout for
Nicks and cracks in the tracks.
Above all else, be sure you don’t run over people.
Move out at a steady pace, slow, but sure.
If you are a conscientious and alert conductor,
Your train will never take a wrong turn.
–Authored by Iyanla Vanzant