01.13.2019



An "Ah-ha" Story





An ant colony had established itself in the sand trap at the country club. Life was typically quiet and peaceful as the ants went about their daily busy. However, one afternoon the tranquility was suddenly broken when a golf ball landed smack dab in the middle of the main entrance to the colony’s underground tunnels. The ants tried to move the ball, but to no avail – it was simply too big and heavy.


Soon two men carrying clubs walked toward the ball and soon one would be standing next to it waving a club. He swing and missed the ball. Ant-filled sand was flying through the air and when it landed hundreds of ants were dead. The man took a small step forward and raised his club again. He swung even harder than before, sending another flume into the air. More ants were dead.


After a few more readjustment in where he stood, a few more swings, and more dead ants, the ball remained untouched.


Finally, there were only two ants left. As the man got ready for another swing, one ant turned to the other and said, “It looks like the only way we are going to survive is if we get one the ball.”


When it seems like co-workers or supervisors are constantly taking swings at you remember that the best way to protect your position, integrity, and reputation by keeping at the top of your game.


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