Friday, March 27, 2009

The Power Of Momentum

I remember someone sharing a story about momentum with me once….

‘It was in the 1800’s, and an old man was standing at the new railway station watching as the steam engine was starting to shoot puffs of steam up and into the air. He muttered under his breath to his companion, ‘They’ll never get it started. They’ll never get it started.’

Then the whistle blew and the powerful engine began to turn its wheels. The seemingly immovable monstrosity started to edge forward little by little until it picked up further speed, and before long the only evidence of its existence were the billowing puffs of smoke that could be faintly seen in the distance.

It was at that point that the old man turned once again to his companion and said, ‘They’ll never get it stopped. They’ll never get it stopped.’

The power of momentum.

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