Ever think about ants? Me neither! Not until I moved down south and discovered FIRE ants! Then it was a MUST to think about them – they were all over! They do that – ants. They are all over, all the time. It’s like they never quit! They are always doing something, carrying something on their backs, building an ant hill, or just THERE! Ants are survivors! You know why? Because they have an 4-part process to success! Yes, it might be “ant success”, but Jim Rohn has coined this action of ants as the “Ant Philosophy“.
The Ant Philosophy is a plan for success. Think about it for a minute. They never give up. No matter how many times you squish their little ant hill, they build it again. No matter how many times you flick them away from your food, they come back. They will go over, under, and around anything in their way to get where they are supposed to be! They are always looking ahead. In the summer, they are storing up for winter. They stay positive. In the winter, under the ground, they are thinking that this won’t last long – summer is coming. They look forward to the summer. They do all they can do. In the summer they will gather all they can and do all they can to prepare and store for winter. Ants are the workhouse insects that we don’t think much about. They are survivors! Just like you!
Did you know that ants can lift 20x their body weight? In relation to a human, ants can run as fast as a race horse! Ants have two stomachs, one to hold food for themselves and one to share with others. How cool is that? If a worker ant has found a good source for food, it leaves a trail of scent so that the other ants in the colony can find it. They do whatever needs to be done to get the job done! Just like you!
The Ant Philosophy can be applied to class and to every day life. If you never give up, always look ahead, stay positive, and do all that you can do – you will succeed at life! I know you all have an ant inside of you!
Find your inner ant and never give up, always look ahead, stay positive, and do all that you can do!