“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.” –Proverbs 6:6-8
The bible isn’t wrong about the ants. These creatures as tiny as they are, have a good philosophy for work and success, that if applied to our life and work, can help us achieve greatness.
Here are four principles to achieving success from the ants.
Ants never quit: if they are headed somewhere and you try to stop them, they will look for another way- they will climb over, they will climb under, they will go around, and keep looking for another way.
Never quit looking for a way to get where you are supposed to go in life.
Ants think winter all summer: you can’t be so naïve as to think summer all summer if you want to achieve success in life. Ants are smart, they think winter all summer. They think ahead.
Ants think summer all winter: during the hard times they talk to themselves and say this won’t last long, we would soon be out of here. First warm day the ants are out. if it gets cold they enter back into their holes, but they can’t wait to get out.
Average people look forward to getting off, successful people look forward to getting on with it.
Ants gather all they possibly can all through summer: if you want to succeed, you got to do all the work we possibly can. How much work should you do? As much as you can. How many books should you read? As many as you can. How many sales calls should you make? As many as you can. How many skills should you learn? As many as you can.
Always try to extend yourself to your maximum reach. Never settle for less than you can be.