So, what is the iron road? One way we could articulate our answer is to draw upon the lines from If, a poem written by India born novelist and storyteller, Rudyard Kipling.
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same.
If you can make one heap of all your winnings and risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
and lose, and start again at your beginnings and never breathe a word about your loss.
If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run.
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it.