Nate's Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday Morning Message. This week and every week we have the opportunity to match our actions to our expectations. When you expect more from yourself you will put in more action. We need to raise our individual bars! We need to be the ones that decide for ourselves what we will choose as goals! We need to do what is necessary to achieve our own personal success.

There are many people that can and will help us along the way. I hope to be one of those people for you. You will need to make the tough choices and you will need to put in the time and energy to succeed. Anything in this world worth doing is never easy. Decide. Take Action. Choose your success. If I can ever do anything to help you along your path to greatness please let me know. I am here to help! Let's Make This The Best Week Of The Year!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

The Crazy Dog

Once a wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa. He took his faithful pet Dachshund dog along for company.

One day, the Dachshund starts chasing the butterflies and before long the Dachshund discovers that he is lost. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch.

The Dachshund thinks, "I'm in deep trouble now! Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by and immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap, the Dachshund exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more around here."

Hearing this, the leopard halts his attack in mid-stride, as a look of terror comes over him, and slinks away into the trees. "Whew," says the leopard. "That was close. That Dachshund! Nearly had me."

Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So, off he goes. But the Dachshund sees him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figures that something must be up.

The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. The leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine."

Now the Dachshund sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back and thinks "What am I going to do now?" But instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet... and just when they get close enough to hear, 
the Dachshund says........ ......... .....

"Where's that damn monkey? I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me another leopard."

Moral: It doesn't matter what cards you hold but how you play them!

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.” - John Wooden
“Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.” - James Dewar
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.” - Benjamin Franklin
“People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.” - Isaac Asimov
“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” - Oscar Wilde
“The road to success is always under construction.” - Lily Tomlin
“Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can't are both right.” - Henry Ford
“Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.” - Dalai Lama 

Take control of your life and charge towards your dreams! Nate

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