For me, this has been the year of the yard and gardening. I have loved to garden since I was a little girl and this house we have lived in for the last 18 years, is on two lots and it is a “ginormous” yard. There’s a huge rock bed in front and side beds of perennials all over the yard as well as this tiered vegetable garden in the back.
My summers for the last decade have been spent working on the whitewater course downtown. I neglected my garden and yard. In the last two years, I spent more than 30 days on the course during the prime summer months. I didn’t even finish planting the garden in 2008 and 2009 much less keep up on the weeding.
Industrious as Ants
Yesterday I was out there building a new bed next to the rocks. As I used the pitchfork to build the berm, relocated rocks, I unearthed a colony of ants. The eggs were very visible. What happened next, I will tell you in pictures.
Industrious as Ants – Strategic Planning
- Almost as fast as I could refocus the camera, the ants decided on a strategy.
- Allocated their resources to determine where to move.
- Selected and engaged their best team members from their network for help.
- Executed the plan
- Kept it in motion until the objective was reached, all the exposed eggs were back under cover.
Industrious as Ants – Eye on the goal
The ants didn’t:
- bemoan their loss
- cry about the problem.
They took action.
Are you as Industrious as Ants?
Many job seekers or career changers are much less industrious than ants.
If you approach your job search with this same intensity as the ants, determine your strategy, allocate your resources, select and engage your best network connections. Execute your plan and don’t backslide, then your objective will be reached. You will find yourself with a new position and being able to continue with your other life goals.
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