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The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story

January 26, 2011

As I systematicallygo through all of my CDs, workbooks, journals, posters and articles  updating and re branding – here’s my Wednesday Story from my never ending note book and everlasting coloured  pencil by one of my favourite authors and speakers Jim Rohn.

The Ant Philosophy

by Jim Rohn

“Over the years I’ve been teaching kids 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 think ahead.

 In the summer, you’ve got to think storm. You’ve got to think rocks as you enjoy the sand and sun.

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 philosophy to have – the ant philosophy.

Never give up, look ahead, stay positive and do all you can.”

How can you adopt the Ant Philosophy this week? 

What will it give you if you did?

What’s stopping you?

How can you remember to be patient with yourself as you are learning a new way of thinking?

 

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About the author

Sue Atkins is a Parenting Expert who offers practical guidance for bringing up happy, confident, well behaved children. She is also the author of “Raising Happy Children for Dummies” one in the  famous black and yellow series published worldwide and the highly acclaimed Parenting Made Easy CDs. She regularly appears on BBC Breakfast and The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 and her parenting articles are published all over the world.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 26, 2011 6:03 pm

    What a fantastic philosophy, thank you for sharing that. I’m going to be like an ant as much as possible from now on!

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