The ‘ANT PHILOSOPHY’ is worth pondering as we go forward into the month and the rest of the year.
Ants are amazing creatures. They are smarter than you think. Ants are known to be the smartest species of insects with about 250,000 brain cells. Although, the ant is small in size, it’s extraordinarily wise. Heard of the Ant Philosophy? American entrepreneur and personal development legend, Jim Rohn inspired millions of people with what he called the “Ant Philosophy”. The ‘Ant Philosophy’ outlines simple principles that we can all learn from the attitude and lifestyle of these remarkable insects.
FIRST ANT PHILOSOPHY: ANTS NEVER QUIT
Ants know that they want, and they go after it. Ants follow what is called an “ant trail.” They don’t get lost as long as they follow the line. They don’t give up on their goal. They confront their obstacles until they achieve their desired outcome.
SECOND ANT PHILOSOPHY: ANTS THINK WINTER ALL SUMMER.
Good times (when things seem easier, goals are being achieved and the sun always seems to be shining) don’t last forever. Ants instinctively understand this. So they gather and store food for the times when winter comes and food is scarce. When things are going well for us, we should be planning for the times when things could go wrong. As Mike Murdock said, “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” Prepare for the future every day.
THIRD ANT PHILOSOPHY: ANTS THINK SUMMER ALL WINTER.
During the winter, ants think “this too shall pass.” They know winter never lasts forever and eventually summer will return again. Seasons follow the same order – always. Bad and unpleasant times always end, and summer (time when things will get better) is coming!
FOURTH ANT PHILOSOPHY: ANTS DO ALL THEY CAN.
And here’s the last part of the ant philosophy. Jim Rohn asks a question, “How much does an ant gather during summer to prepare for winter?” The answer is: ALL THAT HE POSSIBLY CAN!
As we begin a new day remember: “The time will come when winter will ask you what you were doing all summer.” ― Henry Clay. So like the ant:
Never give up.
Always look ahead.
Always stay positive.
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