Flying South - GEESE

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Real Estate Agent with CIR REALTY

 

Geese

 

It’s that time of year again, when we see geese flying south for the winter.  We hear their honking and see that familiar V formation in the sky. 

 

I’m sure that most of us have heard the reasoning for this formation.  Scientists have discovered that as each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following.  By flying in V formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.  If a goose falls out of formation, it feels the drag and resistance of flying alone and quickly rejoins the formation.

 

Did you know that the reason the geese honk from behind is to encourage the others to keep up their speed?  Also, when the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back and another takes its place as lead.

 

There are so many lessons for us here.  First, people sharing a common direction can get where they’re going quicker and easier by traveling together.  So, stay in formation with those heading in the same direction as you are.  Second, it makes sense to take turns doing the hard jobs, and remember to encourage those taking the lead.

 

Another thing about geese is when one gets sick or injured and falls out of formation, two others follow it down for protection and help.  They stay together until it is either able to fly, or dead, and then they launch out again.  They either fly on their own or join with another formation until they catch up to their group.

 

The final lesson here is to stand by each other.  We should protect and care for each other. It is also good to make new friends who seem to be going in our direction.

 

Now, if we all had the sense of a goose, how much better would life be?

 

Be inspired this week!

 

 

 

Posted by

REALTOR®

Make it Airdrie  ~ Terri Stephens ~ CIR REALTY

403.827.4663

 

 

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I had no idea that geese honking was a motivational cry to keep up the pace.

September 12, 2012 11:06 AM
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I was also led to believe that many of the flying formations we use in the Air Force came from Geese as well???

September 12, 2012 12:07 PM
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I loved this motivating post! Team support is part of the reason I went to work at Keller Williams Realty. They have a strong team concept. I was told when I started and have personally seen, that the country's top Realtor s work on teams.  I need someone to "honk" at me now and then :)

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What a nice post about nature and how we need to stay more "in line" :-)  I noticed the geese last night while walking my dog at the park.  They were flying north . . . and I said "Hmmmmmm, you're heading in the wrong direction."  (Actually, Portland OR is a destination for a lot of Canadian Geese flocks, I was only joking with 'em).

September 12, 2012 02:04 PM
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Terri:

Love your blog.  I am a birder so the information about birds is welcome.  Comparing birds to people is a great way to show that the best practices of one group of animals can apply to other groups of animals.

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