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The Ants' Four-part Philosophy
By Brian Sylvan; edited 2008 by Carolyn Pararas-Carayannis

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Jim Rohn has a very powerful philosophy that he calls the "ant" philosophy. He says that ants have a four-part philosophy. nature of ants and cooperation

1. Don't Quit - Ever.

Ants don't worry about the details. They just "do". If their job is to gather food that's all they do. They're very good at it. They never quit. cooperation

Ants follow what is called an "ant trail." They don't get lost as long as they follow the line. Sometimes, obstacles obscure their trail. But they don't panic or give up. Instead, they search until they locate the scent of the path again. Powerful stuff. The nature of ants.

The moral? Don't ever quit. If you lose your way, search. Strive to pick up the scent of your path again.

2. During Summer - Think Winter. Ant Philosophy.

You know, there's a pervasive philosophy in society that goes something like this, "Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die". Perhaps you've heard this philosophy before, or even subscribe to it. But worthy of investigation, although contrary to this viewpoint, is "the ants' philosophy".

Information ants they get from their environment triggers them to do certain things. They are sensitive to changes in temperaure and humidity and thus become aware of seasonal variations. During summer they forage for food outside of their nest, produce new queens and males, and establish new nests. They take advantage of summer to revitalize, nourish and expand their species, maximizing their efforts before the relative quiescience of winter arrives. A day doesn't go by that they don't prepare.

Do you prepare a little everyday?

3. During Summer, Ants Gather all They Can.

Jim Rohn has named this the "all-they-possibly-can" philosophy. This makes sense. Seasons follow the same order - always. Don't be surprised when winter follows fall. It's always the same.

Be prepared for the early snowstorm. Make sure your reserves are filled to overflowing.

4. During Winter - Think Summer. The Nature of Ants

If ant's could think "this too shall pass", they would know winter never lasts forever and eventually summer will return again.

Although some winters are longer than others, the summer sun always returns to warm again. Look forward to that day. Ant behaviors.

So remember the ant philosophy...

1. Keep at it. Don't give up. Don't quit.

2. Winter is coming. Prepare during the summer.

3. Summer is coming. Look forward to it.

4. Gather all-you-possibly-can. How ants work.

This article was originally written by Brian Sylvan (edited in 2008 by C. Pararas-Carayannis). Brian Sylvan reviews articles from the world's most successful training leaders at: Success Coaches Online. Get each of his reviews of Jim Rohn articles. Article Source: : Article Previews

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