Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message! If you have ever watched even one Star Wars movie, you recognize this saying: Do. Or do not. There is no try. Yoda was on to something when he coined this phrase. 

The word “try” is an excuse in advance. Think about how this applies to your life. What have you been “trying” to do that just never seems to get done? When you string together the words, “I am going to try to {fill in the blank}”…does it ever really get done? I am going to guess the answer is no. This week, let’s remove the word try from our vocabulary. Instead of try, let’s commit to those activities we need or want to do in our lives. Replace the word “try” with “I am going to…” Or “I will.” Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Weakness or Strength?

Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength. Take, for example, the story of one 10-year-old boy who decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident.

The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn't understand why, after three months of training the master had taught him only one move.

"Sensei," the boy finally said, "Shouldn't I be learning more moves?"

"This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you'll ever need to know," the sensei replied.

Not quite understanding, but believing in his teacher, the boy kept training.

Several months later, the sensei took the boy to his first tournament. Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy deftly used his one move to win the match. Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals.

This time, his opponent was bigger, stronger, and more experienced. For a while, the boy appeared to be overmatched. Concerned that the boy might get hurt, the referee called a time-out. He was about to stop the match when the sensei intervened.

"No," the sensei insisted, "Let him continue."

Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament. He was the champion.

On the way home, the boy and sensei reviewed every move in each and every match. Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind.

"Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only one move?"

"You won for two reasons," the sensei answered. "First, you've almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. And second, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grip your left arm."

The boy's biggest weakness had become his biggest strength.

Source: http://www.bizmove.com/inspiration

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life.” - Yoko Ono

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

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” - Abraham Lincoln

“Perhaps I am stronger than I think.” - Thomas Merton

“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

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