Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

It’s another Monday Morning and time for Nate’s Monday Morning Message…the quote of the day seems simple but it is really quiet profound. Too many times we avoid a difficult situation because we don’t want to deal with it…or perhaps we are ignoring a potential health issue because we are afraid, or avoiding a conflict with someone we care about. But at the end of the day, the only way through a difficult or challenging situation is to walk through it with grace and a commitment to a positive outcome.

We are human. We make mistakes and sometimes we forget that because we holding ourselves to a high standard. Personally I hold myself to the highest of standards especially when it comes to my real estate business. But even I can make mistakes and fall short of high-standard-bar. I have learned over the years, and often times the hard way, that the only way to get to the other side of feeling good again, is to walk through it. This week, I challenge you to face whatever is causing you to feel fearful, angry, sad, lonely, anxious…face it head on and walk through it. You can do it. Let’s make it a great week!  


To Build a Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge that spans the river tying Manhattan Island to Brooklyn is truly a miracle bridge. In 1863, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea for this spectacular bridge. However, bridge-building experts throughout the world told him to forget it; it could not be done.

Roebling convinced his son, Washington, who was a young up and coming engineer, that the bridge could be built. The two of them developed the concepts of how it could be accomplished and how the obstacles could be overcome. With unharnessed excitement and inspiration, they hired their crew and began to build their dream bridge.

The project was only a few months under construction when a tragic accident on the site took the life of John Roebling and severely injured his son, Washington. Washington was left with permanent brain damage and was unable to talk or walk. Everyone felt that the project would have to be scrapped since the Roeblings were the only ones who knew how the bridge could be built.

Even though Washington was unable to move or talk, his mind was as sharp as ever, and he still had a burning desire to complete the bridge. An idea hit him as he lay in his hospital bed, and he developed a code for communication. All he could move was one finger, so he touched the arm of his wife with that finger, tapping out the code to communicate to her what to tell the engineers who were building the bridge. For thirteen years, Washington tapped out his instructions with his finger until the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge was finally completed.


“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” - Plato

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” - Thomas A. Edison

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” - Buddha

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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