Common notion, when somebody shares wise words verbally, we feel uneasy to hear through them. Sometimes the same words when read for ourselves can help encourage and motivate. Reading such words inspire, energize or just make me think. Personally, I feel reading a thought can change the way you think about something’s, hopefully it will have a positive impact or at the very least make me consider different opinion. Long time back I received this in email and now just wanted to share with you all here. Even though we already read before, re-reading such words will make us wiser.
Lessons from Geese
FACT: As each goose flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird following. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if the bird flew alone.
LESSON: Those who share a common direction and sense of unity can get where they are going quicker and easier, because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.
FACT: Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone, and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front.
LESSON: If we are as smart as geese, we will stay in formation with those who are headed where we want to go and be willing to accept their help as well as give help to others.
FACT: When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into formation, and another goose flies at the point position.
LESSON: It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks and sharing leadership. People, like geese, are interdependent on each other.
FACT: The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep their speed.
LESSON: We need to make sure the honking from behind is encouraging-and not something else.
FACT: When a goose gets sick, wounded or shot, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help protect it. They stay with it until it is able to fly again or dies. Then they launch out on their own, with another formation, or try to catch up with the flock.
LESSON: If we have as much sense as geese, we too will stand by each other in difficult times, as well as when we are strong.
"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions."
- Naguib Mahfouz