The Rules

#16 - Empty Carriage

Here is an illustration for you to fuel up your associations. Steam Train

Life is akin to a railroad we are moving along towing the carriages as if we were a locomotive. The carriages represent the people, the items, and the objects we value and love in our life. We, the engine attached to the front of the train, shoulder all the weight and responsibilities. When we start feeling that some of the carriages are empty, it only adds up weight with no significant benefit to us. It wastes our energy. It’s crucial to identify that and decouple them.

Rule # 16: “Do not haul empty carriages. Decouple them at the first stop.” 1

  1. Originally created and published in March 2010 ↩︎

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