Ant Philosophy by Jim Rohn

Over the years I’ve been teaching children about a simple but powerful concept – the ant philosophy.  I think everybody should study ants.  The have an amazing four-part philosophy.

Ants never quit.  That’s a good philosophy.  If they’re headed somewhere and you try to stop them; they’ll look for another way. They’ll climb over, they’ll climb   under, they’ll climb around.  They keep looking for another way.  What a neat     philosophy, to never quit looking for a way to get where you’re supposed to go.

Second, ants think winter all summer.  That’s an important perspective.  You can’t be so naive as to think summer will last forever. So ants are gathering in their winter food in the middle of summer.  An ancient story says, Don’t build your house on the sand in the summer. Why do we need that advice? Because it is important to be   realistic.  In the summer, you’ve got to think storm. Think ahead.

Third, ants think summer all winter. That is so important.  During the winter, ants remind themselves, This won’t last long; we’ll soon be out of here.  And the first warm day, the ants are out.  If it turns cold again, they’ll dive back down, but then they come out the first warm day. They can’t wait to get out.

Fourth, how much will an ant gather during the summer to prepare for the winter?  All that he possibly can.  What an incredible philosophy, the all-that-you-possibly-can philosophy.

Wow, what a great seminar to attend – the ant seminar.  Never give up… look ahead… stay positive… do all you can.

 

Go to the ant, you lazybones…

Consider its ways and be wise…

Proverbs 6:6

 

Ants are creatures of little strength…

Yet they store up their food in the summer…

Proverbs 30:25