Inspiring Stuff - Lessons from Geese

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Lessons from Geese!!!!
    by Milton Olson.

    As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an “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: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily because they are traveling on the thrust of one another. Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the dray and resistance of trying to fly alone, and it quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the “lifting power” of the bird immediately in front.

    Lesson: If we have as much sense as a goose 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 ours to others). When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies at the point position.

    Lesson: It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks, and sharing leadership – with people, as with geese, we are interdependent with one another. The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

    Lesson: We need to make sure our honking from behind is encouraging – and not something else. When a goose gets sick or wounded, or shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help and 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 catch up with the flock.

    Lesson: If we have as much sense as geese, we too, will stand by one another in difficult times as well as when we are strong.
     
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  2. Vo2

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    Nice one..here's another:

    Lessons we can learn from Dogs
    • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
    • Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
    • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
    • When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
    • Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
    • Take naps. Stretch before rising.
    • Run, romp, and play daily.
    • Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
    • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
    • On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
    • On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
    • When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
    • No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout ... run right back and make friends.
    • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
    • Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
    • Be loyal.
    • Never pretend to be something you're not.
    • If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
    • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hey! I like these two postings! ;D
     
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