The Ant Philosophy (Jim Rohn)

We Pinoys are familiar with the elementary fable Si Langgam at si Tipaklong.

The story is essentially teaching its readers the value of preparing one’s future at the present. I never thought that after 15 years, I would need to remind myself with its golden lesson when it comes to managing my finances.

And I know that every hardworking man should be reminded too of its morals so as not to put to waste whatever it’s they’re working on now.
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Are you a langgam, or a tipaklong?
The choice, as always, is yours.

Read below Ant Philosophy by Jim Rohn I got from our group and let it guide and inspire you this new start of the week.

Have fun investing (with an inspiration from the ant)!

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The Ant Philosophy

By Jim Rohn
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.

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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.
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