Nate’s Monday Message
Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday Message. The weather has been crazy lately. There is one thing for certain though. The seasons always change and the sun will always rise - in our lives and our businesses too.
Are you prepared to make the most out of this week? Are you organized; determined; motivated; and just all around ready to succeed? Take a few minutes today to sit quietly and gather your thoughts. What are the 5 things you must do this week to be a success? What are the 5 things you must not do this week to be a success? Write them down and keep them with you. We must be prepared to succeed.
We must continue to learn and apply. We must continue to work harder and smarter than our competition. We must be willing to risk in order to gain. We must always have fun and love what we do. Enjoy!
Everything Happens For The Good
There was once a King who had a wise adviser. The adviser followed the King everywhere, and his favorite advice was, "Everything happens for the good." One day the King went hunting and had a little accident. He shot an arrow at his own foot and was injured. He asked the adviser what he thought about the accident, to which the adviser replied, "Everything happens for the good." This time the King was really upset and ordered for his adviser to be put in prison. The King asked his adviser, "Now, what do you think?" The adviser again replied, "Everything happens for the good." So the adviser remained in prison.
The King later went on a hunting trip, this time without the adviser. The King was then captured by some cannibals. He was taken to the cannibals' camp where he was to be the evening meal for the cannibals. Before putting him into the cooking pot he was thoroughly inspected. The cannibals saw the wound on the King's foot and decided to throw him back into the jungle. According to the cannibals' tradition, they would not eat anything that was imperfect. As a result the King was spared. The King suddenly realized what his adviser said was true. The adviser also escaped death because had he not been in prison, he would have followed the King on the hunting trip, and would have ended up in the cooking pot.
It is true that everything in life happens for a purpose, and always for our own good. If you think about it, all our past experiences actually happened to bring us to where we are today, and it is always for the good. All the past experiences makes us a better person. So, whatever challenges that we may face today, consider it happening to bring us to the next level.
Words to Live By...
“Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” - George S. Patton
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again ad more intelligently.” - Henry Ford
“You never really lose until you quit trying.” - Mike Ditka
“Continuous efforts - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking potential.” - Winston Churchill
“Well done is better than well said.” - Benjamin Franklin
“To keep a lamp burning we must keep putting oil in it.” - Mother Teresa
Let’s make this the best week of the year!! Nate