Lessons From Ants

Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise!
Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter.  (Proverbs 6)

Ants work at their maximum strength and efficiency, from waking to sleep. They carry as much as they can handle—which is a tiny fraction of the job that needs to be completed. But they keep moving. And they get it done.

Not everything I move will seem great. Sometimes I’ll feel like I’m moving huge chunks of dirt through a dark, damp tunnel. That chunk of dirt has to be moved now or later. It’s not going to move until I move it. I might as well move it now.

If I don’t move forward every day with my work, my life will start moving backward.

Phillip Cohen