It doesn’t matter where or who we learn things from. What’s of uttermost importance is getting that which you need and applying it to your life to make it better.
It’s been written in the holy scripture that one should go to the ant and learn from it. It says consider its ways and be wise. Proverbs 6:6. The ant indeed is small in size but very industrious and wise in its ability to optimise its time, skills and resources. Here are some lessons you can learn from the ant.
- Have a sense of purpose
Ants usually have purpose which is to find food for itself and the colony. It dedicates it’s time and energy and ensures that this is made possible. What’s your purpose, have you discovered and defined it? Never allow irrelevant things becloud your purpose. Be focused enough to actualise your purpose. Decisively cut off from anything and anyone who may inhibit your progress.
2. They work as team
Ants work together. They don’t achieve things in isolation. They understand the importance of collaborations. Never walk alone. You need people who are more experienced than you to coach you on things you are not familiar with. You also need people to share ideas with. Remember one can chase a thousand, two can chase tens of thousands so says the Holy Bible.
3. Diligent and hardworking.
Ants are very diligent and hardworking. They teach us the value of hard work. We should learn from Ants and avoid every form of laziness and procrastination. When you procrastinate you are limited. The efforts and hard work put in by ants sustain them so they never go begging. Holistically strive to be diligent and hardworking because he who doesn’t work should not eat.
4. Ants plan well ahead of time
Just like the ants, plan well enough and well ahead of time. Not everyday is rosy. Those times that things are going all exciting and prosperous for you are the times to gather things in your store house. Ants prepare their food in Summer because they know that there will be a time when there will be no food to find in winter time. Sometimes as humans, our priorities are determined by what we feel like doing and it shouldn’t be so. For example watching television becomes priority when we feel like watching TV, although we ought to be engaged in other useful things.
5. Ants understand the importance of working and resting as well
All work and no play makes You dull. Some persons are just all shades of work work and work. There should be a time to rest and renew your spirit, soul and body. Even God the creator rested. This is a lesson you must also learn from Ants who work with the natural seasons. They gather their food in summer and in winter they hibernate to conserve energy because of the lack of food. You need to know when to stop and rest. Avoid being burn out and exhausted. Take some time out and rest especially when you know that it is really needed.