Do YOU have the Sense of a Goose?

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Beautiful!

“By flying in V formation the whole flock adds at least
71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.

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.”

(From Madelyn’s post)

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ADD . . . and-so-much-more

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Reflections: edited reposting

Click HERE for Part One: ABOUT Values and the Goose Story

A wonderful model for living

In 1994 I founded The Optimal Functioning Institute™ – the company that presented the world’s first comprehensive ADD-specific coaching curriculum, and the only one for many years (OFI’s certification compliant A.C.T.), a curriculum I developed and delivered personally for years.

OFI was founded according to the principles that Dr. Harry Clarke Noyes articulates in The Goose Story, an extremely short free-verse poem (below) about the importance of community.

For well over a decade it was featured prominently on my first website, ADDCoach.com, built to focus on promoting the existence of ADD Coaching and the importance of brain-based, ADD-specific, Coach Training — and one of the first ADD sites on the web.

I first shared it here on ADDandSoMuchMORE.com in 2011

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4 comments

  1. Thank you SO much for spreading these wonderful words to your community, Swami. Extremely uplifting, yes?

    They are attributed to Dr. Harry Clarke Noyes – but The Goose Story was first posted as “Source Unknown” on my first internet site, many years ago now. A kind reader provided his name and where it was first published. No one has contested it in the years since I edited it to give credit, so I am relatively certain that he IS, in fact the author. I wish I knew how to contact him to say thank you personally – it has been my talisman since I first discovered it.

    For years I read it aloud at the first session of every training. One of the students (a devout Christian with a great sense of humor) responded with, “That gives a whole new meaning to ‘Honk if you love Jesus.” 🙂
    xx,
    mgh

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