The Industrious Ant.
Horace once said that the tiny ant is a creature of great industry; it drags with its mouth whatever it can, and adds it to the heap that she is piling up, not unaware nor careless of the future. Then William Morton Wheeler noted that the ants are not only efficient, they are hardworking and thrifty, qualities that have always been reasons for seeing them as virtuous role models. With the two quotes in mind, we can borrow more admirable qualities from the ants.
Ants Never Quit!
Ants never quit and nothing can stop them when they decide to go a certain way. When you try to block their path, they will look for other ways. They will do whatever it takes to overcome the obstacle. They will find a way out by going under the obstacle, over it or even around it. They just never quit! It is such an incredible quality to develop.
This is one of the differences between a successful person and a failure. When they come across an obstacle, they find a solution for it. They just have to accomplish their goals no matter what it takes. They are able to create something from nothing. When you quit, you do not quit on your goals, you quit on yourself.
Ants Think Summer When its Winter.
Jim Rohn, a business philosopher, taught that life and business are like the changing seasons. You cannot change the seasons but you can change yourself. The world goes through a cycle of four seasons. Ants, human beings and other organisms we also go through different seasons in our lives. There can be good and bad times but it is never permanent, everything changes with time.
Winter can be depicted as the tough season when nothing works. One can be frustrated and experience a lot of heart aches. What we can learn from the ants during winter is that they understand that eventually winter will pass. We have never had double winters. Night will give way to day and winter will give way to summer.
The quality that one has to develop in times of winter is the quality of perseverance, hanging on when everyone else is quitting. Just hang on for a little while because eventually summer must come. The Bible says that weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.
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Ants Think Winter When its Summer.
Winter will eventually fade away and summer will take over. Summer is during the great moments when everyone is merrying and having feasts. It’s possible to forget about the hard times during summer, and it’s also possible not to look forward to what is coming ahead.
Ants always think about the future and plan for it. They do not go for vacations and they keep adding to what they have until there is no more to add. They carry small tiny bits of things but they are very consistent. Consistency is the name of the game. Always plan for what is coming so that you are not caught off guard. With a good plan, you can foresee what might be an advantage or a disadvantage in the future.
Successful People Never Quit.
These are some of the qualities we can borrow the industrious ant. Tough times will always come but that’s not reason enough to quit. Learn to see every challenge as an opportunity to learn and grow. Learn to plan, to prioritize and strategize so that you always have enough resources to actualize your vision.
Everyone is always faced with a challenge, but the difference is how you solve the challenge. Always plan ahead for what is coming so that you are not caught off guard. With a good plan you can foresee what might be an advantage or a disadvantage in the future.
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