I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy.
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 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"
So that's what the ant philosophy covers -
Never give up, look ahead, stay positive and do all you can.