We can learn alot from the world around us, and geese have some important lessons to teach us.
Lesson 1 – The Importance of Achieving Goals
As each goose flaps it's wings it creates an UPLIFT for the birds that follow. By flying in a ‘V’ formation the whole flock adds 71 percent extra to the flying range.
Outcome: When we have a sense of community and focus, we create trust and can help each other to achieve our goals.
Lesson 2 – The Importance of Team Work
When a goose falls out of formation it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back to take advantage of the lifting power of the birds in front.
Outcome: If we had as much sense as geese we would stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others.
Lesson 3 – The Importance of Sharing
When a goose tires of flying up front it drops back into formation and another goose flies to the point position.
Outcome: It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks. We should respect and protect each other’s unique arrangement of skills, capabilities, talents and resources.
Lesson 4 – The Importance of Empathy and Understanding
When a goose gets sick, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to the ground to help and protect it.
Outcome: If we have as much sense as geese we will stand by each other in difficult times, as well as when we are strong.