“Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.”―William A. Ward
There are wise words that will surely hit us. Some might be written in a simple manner but holds a deeper meaning.
It is good to see that you are doing well in your life because of what you have invested in the past. But things don’t end there, you must continually invest to make yourself better, and to benefit your future.
I have read and heard about Aesop’s Fables since I was young. This day, at work, I found some of Aesop’s Fables. While reading one-after-another, I get stuck with The Ant and the Grasshopper.
I’ve seen a lot of people doing their best to invest while their still young. It’s not about money, but instead, they are investing in knowledge and skills. They knew that It will reach a time that all their sweat will be paid.
Here’s the fable for a refresher:
In a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
“Why not come and chat with me,” said the Grasshopper, “instead of toiling and moiling in that way?”
“I am helping to lay up food for the winter,” said the Ant, “and recommend you to do the same.”
“Why bother about winter?” said the Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present.” But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants
distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew:
It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.