The Ant Philosophy
By Jim Rohn
Originally Posted May – June 2009
1. The Ant Philosophy
~^~By Jim Rohn
“The ants are a people not strong, yet they gather their food in the summer.” Proverbs 30:26
Over the years I’ve been teaching children about a simple but powerful concept – The Ant Philosophy. I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy.
The first part is: Ants never quit. That’s a good philosophy. If they’re headed somewhere and you try to stop them, they will look for another way. They’ll climb over. They’ll climb under. They’ll climb around. They keep looking for another way until they find one. 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 naïve 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 while it may seem like sand is a good place to build in the summer when it’s dry, you’ve got to think ahead to the storms of the winter when it is wet and where sand may not be so good when it floods. As you enjoy the sand and Summer sun, you’ve got to think rocks for a more solid foundation to weather the storms of Winter. Think ahead. Ants do.
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. During winter, they live in a state of positive expectation and 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 seminar – “The Ant Seminar,” taught and lived by tiny six-legged creatures with brains smaller than the head of a pin, yet containing all the wisdom they need to succeed and survive.
1. Never give up.
2. Look ahead.
3. Stay positive.
4. Do all you can.
People write whole books on these topics while the life of an ant expresses these principles in less than a dozen words.
2. A Rash Statement
~^~by Julie Chertow, YL Gold Distributor, Oregon
I feel that it is important and worthy to address the issue of rashes with essential oils since this comes up quite often.
Any time a rash appears after using oils, especially in the beginning, it is from a detox happening.
How many years has someone used petrochemicals in all their personal care products, household cleaning products? What kind of water do they shower and bathe in? Do they soak in a jacuzzi or swim in a pool with chlorine? What is their diet? Do they eat non organic food sprayed with lots and lots of chemicals? what about the air they breathe in their town or city they live in? What about drinking out of plastic water bottles?
What about the over-the-counter drugs and pharmaceutical drugs people have taken for years? What about the years of vaccines people have had? What about herbs people may take that may possibly be sprayed with chemicals.
What about walking barefoot on chemically treated carpet? Those chemicals go right into the body through the bottom of the feet. All these chemicals go in through the skin and into the brain. They release toxic gases and lodge into the brain receptors. They lodge on to the nerve endings. We have millions of receptor sites along the spine (nerve endings). They lodge into the organs, the blood, the lymphatic system, into the tissue.
Then here we come with using our precious oils on our friends, families & clients. Guess what? Our oils digest petrochemicals.(Thank God) Guess what? Our skin is the largest organ. Guess what? We detoxify through our skin. Guess what? People tend to blame the last thing they used…our oils.
And, have any of you ever been around Gary Young and heard the hundreds of times people have come up to him complaining that they started to use the oils and they got a rash. Gary’s response across the board every single time I have heard him address this is “CONGRATULATIONS you are detoxing!”
What I share with people is what I mentioned above and I say I would rather see little bumps (the rash) coming out then one big lump (a tumor)
Unfortunately most people do not take responsibility and have the consciousness about the myriad of chemicals they ingest and absorb into their bodies on a daily basis for weeks, months and years. Petrochemicals and other toxins accumulate through all the years of your life. They do not all come out because we go to the bathroom. The body can handle it for a while but then it says NO MORE! and disease begins, all kinds.
So we Young Living distributors have a big purpose, a big job to help humanity to understand and educate them (and ourselves) at the absolute dangers of exposing ourselves to petrochemicals in all the products we use daily. Then to support them in switching their products to Young Living because we have not an ounce of chemicals in our products. To support people in cleansing. And then educating people on integrating the oils into their daily life.
Support your people in getting alkalined, using Alaklime, using Multi Greens, daily drinking Ningxia Red, eating and juicing lots of fresh organic greens, putting lemon oil or lemon juice in their water.
People everywhere are getting sick and their health is failing and they don’t know why. It is our mission to help them understand the environmental sources of their problems and to educate them in the solutions, which we have as Young Living distributors.
3. Death by Miscellaneous
~^~by Steve Goodier
In reading a mortality chart recently, I discovered something truly amazing. A great number of people die each year from a disease I had never heard of! Of course, there was the predictable number who died of heart attacks, cancer, stroke, accidents and the like, but at the bottom of the chart was one which surprised me. It was called “miscellaneous.” Apparently, a large number of people die of “miscellaneous” every year!
I think I understand why. I suffer from “miscellaneous” when I go in too many directions at once. When I am directionless and scattered, the disease begins to take over. Soon my self-esteem is affected and I feel as if I’m doing nothing important. Flitting here and there, I have no overriding purpose and I feel as if my life is spinning out of control. It must be a terrible way to die!
However, I believe there is a cure for the disease. It’s called “focus.” A focused person is one who knows what is important and follows the path. She/He may have many interests, but one calling. A focused person hears one voice more clearly than the others…and follows. Some call it pursuing a mission. Some call it knowing your purpose. Others call it being centered. Whatever it is called, a focused life can be meaningful and happy.
Not every path should be followed, and not every goal should become a life’s calling. But a truly worthy focus can raise a life from mediocrity and save it from a slow death by miscellaneous.
Are you in focus?
If you truly want to be successful in helping people, both health wise and financially, focus on your Young Living Essential Oils business. You will then be focused on helping a lot of people and not just a few people with health problems. By focusing on the business and developing your business like a CEO of a corporation, which you are, you will be involved with large numbers, rather than just a few who have health problems.
Since the vast majority, like about 99% of us, are not trained medical doctors then we should focus on “selling the product” and on “teaching people how to use the product,” not on the “diagnosing and prescribing the product.” If you don’t put in the time, You will never earn a dime, nor will you be of service to others. Working your business as a Young Living Distributor is unique in that what you promote will greatly improve the quality of life for others while, at the same time, you are creating an income for yourself. This is as it should be: Doing good things and being rewarded for it.