Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” - Maya Angelou

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! Do you know? Or are you merely surviving? Are you truly thriving at something you love, something that brings you mass amounts of happiness? Unfortunately, too many of us are not thriving in life, but rather wondering through the years with no clear plan or mission – wishing for change but never getting around to it.

This week I would like to encourage you to define what thriving means and get clear on what you are passionate about. What changes do you need to make in order to shift your life from survival mode to one of abundance? What will it take to final commit to the actions necessary to make the changes you want in your life? Start where you are, with what you have. Even the smallest actions can lead to big impacts. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Once there was a free bird. She floated in the sky, catching midges for lunch, swam in the summer rain trickles, and was like many other birds.

But she had a habit: every time some event occurred in her life, whether good or bad, the bird picked up a stone from the ground. Every day she sorted out her stones, laughed remembering joyful events, and cried remembering the sad ones.

A bird always took the stones with her, whether she was flying in the sky or walking on the earth, she never forgot about them. The years have passed, and free bird got a lot of stones, but she still kept on sorting them, remembering the past. It was becoming more and more difficult to fly, and one day a bird was unable to fly at all.

The bird that was free some time ago, could not walk on the earth, she was unable to make a move by her own. She could not catch midges anymore; only rare rain gave her the necessary moisture. But a bird bravely endured all the hardships, guarding her precious memories.

After some time a bird died of the starvation and thirst. And only a pitiful bunch of worthless stones reminded of her for a long time.

Source: http://www.inspirationalstories.eu

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” -Jimmy Dean

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” - Harriet Tubman

“Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don't change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan.” - John C. Maxwell

“My theory on life is that life is beautiful. Life doesn't change. You have a day, and a night, and a month, and a year. We people change - we can be miserable or we can be happy. It's what you make of your life.” - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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