The Ant Seminar

I really hope that you had a great week last week and a great weekend.  It seems like my daughters and I are trying to make summer last just a little bit longer, but fall has arrived and we went to the New Mexico State Fair on the last day on Sunday.  Now it is accepting the reality that winter is on its way.

We’ll have some great falls days but I hope that you are following the Ant Philosophy as told by Jim Rohn.  Now is the time to get ready physically for the winter by going into it healthy, fit and with a strong immune system.  You know that Beachbody has all of the products that you need to do just that so don’t be like the grasshopper – prepare now and go into next year not needing to make resolutions, but rejoicing over your “storehouse” of abundant health!

The 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. They have an amazing four- part philosophy, and here is the first part: 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. You’ve got to think rocks as you enjoy the sand and sun. Think ahead.

The third part of the ant philosophy is that 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.

And here’s the last part of the ant philosophy. 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 and do all you can.

To Your Success,
Jim Rohn

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