We call it a tiny INSECT, but it has so much power to INJECT – to push and drive. Its power is not seen without, but within. It’s not about the size of the ant which is just in millimetres, but the size of its heart which cannot be measured by anyone, but the ant, itself.
It’s so amazing to know that the ant has no ruler, no manager, no president, no adviser and yet it takes care of its every day’s needs and always has food in abundance. That thing we easily despise can teach us great lessons that will make us rise.
The ant never thinks it’s inferior to anyone, no matter their status or size. Place an obstacle in its path and it must look for means to get over or around that obstacle. Simply put, there is NO IMPOSSIBILITY in the ‘mind’ of an ANT. It never thinks or says “I CAN’T.”
It’s sad to see many folks who are much bigger than the ant sit idly, attempting nothing and doing nothing. They, unlike the ant, have president, leaders and advisers, but they cannot produce anything or initiate any productive move. They are always having intentions but never taking decisions or actions. They are quick to say “I can’t” to little tasks that confront them. They blame their leaders for their incompetence and suffering and do nothing about their situations. But if the ants can succeed without a president, nobody has an excuse to not succeed.
Let’s learn from the ants – let’s not just have wishes but strong wills (taking actions and concrete decisions) because a man who has mere WISHES without strong WILLS will end up washing DISHES and still not have enough to pay his BILLS.
Let’s erase the word, “I CAN’T” from our dictionary and increase in skills and resourcefulness like an ANT.
Emmanuel Obeten Zion is a Nigerian Banker