Ants: 3

‘Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich.’ Proverbs 10:4 NLT

A leaf-cutting ant may carry up to fifty times its own weight more than a hundred metres. That’s the equivalent of an 80 kg man carrying four tonnes on his back for ten kilometres! In a single summer, a large colony of ants may excavate 14 to 18 tonnes of earth to make a nest, and carry two tonnes of material back into the nest for food. An ant can make as many as four round trips a day to food sources that may be more than 120 metres from the nest. That’s roughly equivalent to a person walking 110 km. If the ant had the stride of a man, it would be capable of bursts of speed in excess of 100 km per hour, and would walk normally at a speed of 32 km per hour. (And you think you have it rough!) One thing about an ant you can count on: he always gives his best and pulls his share of the load.

The success of the Walt Disney empire is based on the philosophy of its founder: ‘Whatever you do, do it so well that when people see you do it, they’ll want to come back and see you do it, and they’ll want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.’ In other words: work hard, always finish the job, and always give your best. If you understand this, then you don’t really need to have any lessons on how to be a success—it will come to you!

SoulFood: Isa 8–11, Luke 1:26–38, Ps 10:1–11, Pro 1:10–16

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