Friday's Food For Thought: The Ant Philosophy

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This is definitely food for thought.  This is not my article but a fellow blogger.  What great inspiration to take with us starting into a new week.  Thank you for sharing this Aura Alex, I am reblogging!  

Original content by Aura Alex Virtual TC Services

"I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy. Never give up, look ahead, stay positive, and do all you can." -- Jim Rohn, American Entrepreneur, and a self-made millionaire before he turned 31.

When was the last time you observed an ant? You would be surprised to know how beneficial it can be! These tiny creatures can teach us many things about being successful and living in a more efficient and cooperative society.

Here are four life lessons we can learn from an ant.

Don't Ever Give Up!

Ants meet obstacles every day. Many circumstances may block their path, whether that's a rock put in their way or a human accidentally stepping into their carefully built home. Still, you will never see an ant giving up or indulging in self-pity. Whenever things don't go their way, they keep going.

To achieve any goal, we must be willing to move tirelessly. Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, but that shouldn't stop us from making our dreams come true.

Summer is Winter, While Winter…

You may have heard Aesop's famous fable The Grasshopper and the Ant. It teaches us that ants can't be fooled into thinking the present situation will last. They continue their work even in summer, although it is not needed at that particular moment.

We shouldn't expect the good moment to last forever when everything is going well. Setbacks and crises are experienced even by the most innovative people in the world. Did you know that Bill Gates' first startup failed? Making mistakes is normal. But if you are prepared, you can navigate difficult times much more manageable.

When it is winter, ants know summer will soon arrive. They constantly remind themselves that hardships will eventually end, even if it seems that the crisis is never-ending. It might seem like nothing will ever be good again, but know that even this feeling will pass. Ants are masters of maintaining a balance between living in the moment and looking out for the future.

Do Whatever You Can

It would be difficult to find more hardworking creatures than ants. They aren't afraid of heavy or challenging tasks. They don't pity themselves for having to work too much. They don't care whether another ant is putting in the same effort. All that matters to them is doing everything that they possibly can.

That is an incredible work ethic that humans learn too. Success doesn't come easy. To achieve your goals, you must put in time and effort.

Ask For Help (when needed)

Although ants are hardworking, they also know their limits. The tiny creatures won't ever take up tasks they can't handle. When something is too heavy or oversized, they will signal other ants to get the Help they need.

Asking for support isn't easy, but it is vital for our well-being. So don't be afraid or embarrassed to ask someone to share the load. You will be surprised to see how helpful people are.

Next time you find yourself in a tricky situation, it is worth asking – what would an ant do? They may not be able to speak our language, but their actions clearly show what is required to reach goals.




"An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox." -- Lao Tzu

This story was inspired by Carol Williams's comment on one of my previous posts.

Photo Credit: 123rf



Comments (8)

Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Aura Alex has been a great addition to ActiveRain.  Her posts, including this one, are always interesting and entertaining.  Thank you for sharing her work with us.

Jul 17, 2022 07:29 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Brenda and thanks for the reblog on this subject of Aura Alex, and great information to share with us here in the Rain.  Hope you had a great week.

Jul 17, 2022 07:55 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Brenda - we should take a lesson from our friends in the ant kingdom.

Jul 17, 2022 11:29 AM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Need A TC? Virtual TC Services Nationwide

Thank you so much, Brenda J. Andrew, for this reblog. It is very much appreciated.

Enjoy your week!

Jul 20, 2022 12:00 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Fantastic post to re-blog, Brenda. Aura is a very good story teller here in the Rain!

Jul 28, 2022 01:08 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The posts by Aura Alex are always outstanding.

This is a good reblog selection.

Sep 17, 2022 01:36 PM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Willis, TX

Hi Roy Kelley - you are right!  Aura Alex has the best blogs.  One day I will be like the two of you!  Hopefully in the not so distant future.  I really loved this one!  Have a great day!

Sep 20, 2022 02:55 PM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Hey Brenda, thanks for sharing this one. Ants are the best wisdom creatures on our planet!

Sep 27, 2022 02:50 PM