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!
are ten more:
1. Always plan ahead.
There wasn’t any rain in the forecast when Noah started building
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
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
4.Don’t seek to go it alone.
Always travel, at least, in pairs, because two heads are
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
There may be scars
But hope still for stars
For stars shineth on and on
So, you gotta keep on keeping on
No matter how life’s curve balls hits
Have faith in God and hope still sits
Hard times, troubled times, saddens the soul
Time is timeless, move forward, purge the old
Every cycle of life has a beginning and an end
Look for rainbows after a storm for its God-send
Walk through life at your own even pace
Adopt positive attitude, keep a smiling face
Signs are posted at every junction and all crossroads
Be alert, be aware and take heed the wisdom it unloads
At every juncture and every fork pray for discretion
To a God who giveth sagaciousness on every question
In all lives a little rain must fall before the sun shines
Defines character, perspectives change, horizon realigns
Accept challenges, overcome obstacles, create some goals
With much effort and tenacity, attainment fulfills our souls
Aboard the ship of life fear not of adverse stormy waves
Persevere and endure on for whom God loves God saves
Every star though minute from gaze could be a raging sun
Immerse clarity in your mind, blast on, life’s an awesome run
© Keziah Boey March 2006
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