What Can We Learn From Ants? Planning ahead, and Insurance.

1. Ants are driven by purpose Ants have a clear long term objective or goal which shapes everything they do. For example, one ant’s sole job description is to find food for the colony. This is his purpose, and all that he inputs this time and energy into, and so it compounds his chances of success. Same with successful people, they always have an eye on their objective/goal small set-backs don’t stop them from realizing their objectives.  
2. Ants work as a team Ants are team workers and work together in order to achieve something great. Likewise, in order for you to achieve something substantial in life, you must align yourself with others who can help propel you to another level.
3. Ants prepare ahead of time Ants prepare their food in summer because they know that there will be a time when there will be no food to find in winter time. So they are constantly preparing for a season which is yet to come upon them. It has a stark contrast with human behavior.                               Introducing: INSURANCE as a lesson to be learnt from ANTS.                       What is INSURANCE? Insurance is a form of RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN that offers financial support when faced with uncertain loss or losses, at a small price [(premiums) compared to the financial losses that you CAN (possible but, not certain) General Insurance or will suffer (will suffer in case of death) Life Insurance] to a “pool of money” managed by an insurance company that promises you to get back to the same financial position you were before the occurrence of loss. Insurance is not where you are speculating to gain or lose. Insurance is a form of saving where many people faced with similar risks come together to protect one another. Very similar to Ants setting aside food for the entire Ant colony for winter or time when food will be scarce. When you pay insurance premium, you are setting aside money for a time when you will be faced with a hardship, to ease the hardship for your business, yourself or your dependents. Insurance operates on the basic understanding that RISKS are ever present in life and that losses and set-backs do occur from time to time. Insurance PREPARES us for such times. We cannot STOP risks from occurring but, we can reduce and transfer financial consequences to make a little easy when faced with an uncertain hardship.


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