What property investors can learn from Ants

One of my early mentors – Jim Rohn  believed that everyone should study ants.

Jim had a great turn of phrase and saw lessons in nature that you and I would have probably missed if he hadn’t pointed them out.hard work trust

Here is the amazing four-part philosophy ….

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 their winter food in the middle of summer.

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 he possibly can. What an incredible philosophy, the “all-you-possibly-can” philosophy.

WOW – what a great philosophy to have:

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


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    November 26, 2014 Ross

    Ants just like Farmers make Hay while the Sun shines


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