Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! This quote is one of my favorites, and reminds me every day that even the small actions I take, can impact tomorrow. It’s a new week, with new possibilities – what steps can you take, that will improve your future? What goals can you work towards? What preparation can you do today that will help you become the best version of yourself? Let’s make it a great week!


One day a small gap appeared in the cocoon, through which the butterfly had to appear. A boy who accidentally passed by, stopped to watched how the butterfly was trying to get out of the cocoon. It took a lot of time, the butterfly was trying very hard, and the gap was as little as before. It seemed that the power would leave the butterfly soon.

The boy decided to help the butterfly. He took a penknife and cut the cocoon. The butterfly immediately got out, but its body was weak and feeble, and the wings were barely moving. The boy continued to watch the butterfly, thinking that now its wings would spread and it would fly. However, that did not happen.

The rest of its life the butterfly had to drag its weak body and wings that weren’t spread. It was unable to fly, because the boy did not realize that an effort to enter through the narrow gap of the cocoon was necessary for the butterfly, so that the life-giving fluid would move from the body to the butterfly’s wings and that the butterfly could fly. Life forced the butterfly to leave its shell hardly, so that it would become stronger and would be able to grow and develop.

If we were allowed to live without meeting difficulties, we would not be viable. Life gives us challenges to make us stronger.



“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” - Steve Jobs

“Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now.” - Mattie Stepanek

“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” - Jean de La Fontaine

“Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.” - Bob Marley

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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