Noah's Ark

10 Life-Lessons from Noah’s Ark

The Biblical story of the great flood (see Genesis 6:1-9:17)

has been around for a long time. It has counterparts in many

other cultures. Each generation has learned much from the

story — and so can those of us in the coaching community!

Needless to say, “Always build on the highest ground possible”,

because character always counts!


Here
are ten more:


1. Always plan ahead.

There wasn’t any rain in the forecast when Noah started building

the ark.

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark

2.Don’t listen to your critics.

Listen instead to your heart, and then do whatever has to be done.

The neighbors might have taunted when Noah was blocking

their driveway — but he had the last laugh as soon as the rain

began falling!


3.Stay physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally fit.

You never know but that when you’re 600 years old, someone

might come along out of the blue and ask you to do something

REALLY big!


4.Don’t seek to go it alone.

Always travel, at least, in pairs, because two heads are

better than one.

two better than one

two better than one

5.Speed is not always an advantage.

The cheetahs were on board, but so were the snails; and

they all arrived safely on dry ground at the very same time.

cheetah

fast and ferocious cheetah

slow and steady snail

slow and steady snail

6.Handle Conflict with certainty.

If you can’t fight or flee from adversity — at least make

certain you have an idea that can float in the battlefield

of ideas!


7.Don’t miss the boat!

Never forget this underlying truth: that ultimately when

all is said and done, we’re all in the same boat!

don't miss this boat

don't miss this boat

8. Be flexible in your thinking.

Remember that amateurs built the ark while professionals

built the Titanic and the Challenger Space Shuttle.


9. Remember that Fear is nothing more than

“False Evidence Appearing Real”.

The woodpeckers on the INSIDE are often a bigger threat to

your overall well being than the storms raging on the outside.

thunderstorm on the outside

thunderstorm on the outside

10. Remain faithful and optimistic.

No matter how bleak things look, if God is traveling with you,

there’s always going to be a rainbow of peace on the other

side of the storm.

gods-rainbow

God's Rainbow of Promise

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