The parable of the Ant and the Grasshopper - Issue 31

Good morning folks,

This week's issue is more of a reminder of one of the basic lessons we need to adhere. The parable of the ants and the grasshopper.

One bright day in late autumn a family of Ants were bustling about in the warm sunshine, drying out the grain they had stored up during the summer, when a starving Grasshopper, his fiddle under his arm, came up and humbly begged for a bite to eat.

"What!" cried the Ants in surprise, "haven't you stored anything away for the winter? What in the world were you doing all last summer?"

"I didn't have time to store up any food," whined the Grasshopper; "I was so busy making music that before I knew it the summer was gone."

The Ants shrugged their shoulders in disgust. "Making music, were you?" they cried. "Very well; now dance!" And they turned their backs on the Grasshopper and went on with their work.

The moral of the story - there's a time for work and a time for play.

Choose wisely.

Well, thats all for this week. I hope you folks have an amazing day.

Abhishek

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Snippet of Value

  1. Deep Dive with Alex Banayan - Alex highlighted the framework for writing a book. It must have the following: origin, conflict, transformation and message that matters. So each chapter or the overall layout of the book.

    • Origin - should expose the vulnerable aspect of the story

    • Intention - the purpose

    • Conflict - enough obstacles to make the readers things how the character is going to overcome it

    • Transformation - Who was the character at the start of the story and how it transformed when the story ended.

    • a Message that matters - what’s the end game?

  2. What I’m listening to - Mahabharata by Krishna Dharma on Audible

  3. Book I’ve started reading - Writing down the bones by Natalie Goldberg

  4. Article - The science based benefits of reading: the benefits are undoubtedly true - over the past 12 months I’ve became an avid reader, writing down summaries and becoming accustomed to new and expanding ideas that have provided massive input in my blog posts and newsletter.


Quote that I like to share

Willpower is sometimes a function of necessity. Willpower is a function of success. It’s easy to stay the course when you feel good about what you’re accomplishing. Willpower is also a muscle that can be developed; the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets.

Motivational Myth by Jeff Haden


Blog post

Hell Yeah or No - My interpretation and summary on the recently published work of Derek Sivers.

Check it out here 👇🏽

Hell Yeah or No by Derek Sivers