Lessons from the Geese

Fact 1: As each goose flaps its wings it creates an ‘uplift’ for the birds that follow. By flying in a ‘V’ formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.
Lesson 1: Muslims can get results quicker and easier while they are traveling on the thrust of one another in unity and harmony.

Fact 2: When a goose falls out of formation, it feels the drag of flying alone. It quickly moves back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front of it.
Lesson 2: We should stay in formation with other Muslims. We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others.

Fact 3: When the lead goose tires, it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies to the point position.
Lesson 3: It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks and sharing leadership. People are interdependent on each others' skills, capabilities and unique talents or resources.

Fact 4: Geese honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
Lesson 4: We need to make sure our honking is encouraging. In groups where there is encouragement, production is much greater.

Fact 5: When a goose gets sick, wounded or shot down, two geese follow it down to protect it. They stay with it until it dies or is able to fly again. Then they launch out with another formation or catch up with the flock.
Lesson 5: If we have as much sense as geese, we will stand by each other in difficult times as well as when we are strong.