Inspirational Information

The Ant Philosophy

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.

To Your Success,
Jim Rohn

Special Note: Be part of the 1% that makes a decision to achieve all their goals in 2004! Enroll today in the Jim Rohn One Year Success Plan. For details visit his website address below.

Reproduced with permission from Jim Rohn's Weekly E-zine. Copyright 2005 Jim Rohn International. All rights reserved worldwide. To subscribe to Jim Rohn's Weekly E-zine, go to



Allen Iverson's 'Practice' Rant Turned Into Inspirational Short Film (Video)
Without adding a single word, a new short film shows why Allen Iverson's infamous “practice” rant was so misguided. Iverson's words are dubbed over soundless footage of a young boy in Brooklyn trekking to an inner-city court to work on his game. Images ... (blog)

Demi Lovato hires inspirational speaker as support act on tour (blog)
Spencer West will greet fans before the Skyscraper star hits the stage on her world tour, which began earlier this month. She tells People magazine, "Spencer West is not only a really great friend of mine, but a huge inspirational speaker. After I ...
Demi Lovato Bringing Inspirational Speaker Spencer West on Her TourJust Jared Jr.
Demi Lovato brings inspirational speaker on
Demi Lovato - Demi Lovato brings inspirational speaker on
People Magazine -Daily Mail
all 23 news articles »

'Arizona Illustrated' to Feature Inspirational UA Student
The inspirational story of Samir Madden, a UA junior who is a congenital quadruple amputee, will be featured on "Arizona Illustrated," airing at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 on PBS 6. As president of the International Child Amputee Network, Madden works to ...

Inspirational stories part of free barbecue event
Blue Mountain Eagle
The community is invited to a free Recovery Month barbecue which will feature inspirational stories of recovery. CANYON CITY – Area residents are invited to enjoy a free “Story Time” barbecue at Canyon City Park at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, to ...

Sky News Australia

Scottish Referendum Called An 'Inspirational Day Of Democracy' With Huge ...
Huffington Post UK
As counting of votes began in the Scottish independence referendum, SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon hailed the ballot as "an amazing, emotional, inspirational day of democracy". With turnout expected to be extremely high, Labour's leader in Scotland ...
scotland votes against independenceSahara Samay

all 216 news articles »


Li Na: An inspirational career comes to an end
And just like that, Li Na the tennis player, has walked out of our lives. Sure, we had not seen her in action for a few months. Yes, her continuing injuries were a cause of concern. And she had definitely been left rudderless after the sudden departure ...
China's Li Na retires over knee injuriesYahoo News
Chinese tennis star Li Na retires due to knee injuriesDeccan Chronicle

all 612 news articles »

Maine's newest Americans hear judge's own inspirational story
Press Herald
... <!-- If you change anything here, make sure to change it below, too. --> <!-- This should use the /moog redirect urls. --> <object id="flash-object" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="100%" height="100%" data="/moog/78186040"> <param ...

An Inspirational Guide to Weight Loss
Along the way, and with the help from my doctor, I've learned the foods to avoid, the exercise to embrace the inspiration it takes to stay committed to a healthy diet. My goal is to get back to 182 pounds. With four pounds to go, I'm determined to make it.

Entrepreneur (blog)

5 Insanely Inspirational Quotes For Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneur (blog)
In his most recent podcast, he talks about his mentor, Byron Katie, calling him to give him inspiration to help him heal. She told him to stop calling it an “accident” and start calling it a “purpose." His takeaway is exactly that -- to continue living ...

Inspirational breakfast for girls
Nelson Mail
Mums and dads went back to school this week, but it wasn't to brush up on English, science and maths. It was for breakfast. The Nelson Intermediate biennial Girls' Breakfast was held to celebrate being a woman. About 200 women - mums, caregivers ...

Google News

Article List | Index | Site Map
All logos, trademarks and articles on this site are property and copyright of their respective owner(s).
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is Copyright © 2006 - All Rights Reserved.