Nate’s Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday Morning Message. We can keep it short and sweet this week. Know your goals. Have a plan. Work harder than the competitor. Innovate and create in all that you do. Smile and have fun. Be Caring and Compassionate. Learn and Earn. Make a difference!! Make it the best week of the year! Let’s get up and go!!!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

Just For Today! 

Written by Sybyl F Partridge in 1916 and printed in "How To Stop Worrying, And Start Living" by Dale Carnegie, 1951

1.   Just for today I will be happy.  This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true, that "most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Happiness is from within; it is not a matter of externals.

2.   Just for today I will try to adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my family, my business, and my luck as they come and fit myself to them.

3.   Just for today I will take care of my body. I will exercise it, care for it, nourish it, not abuse nor neglect it, so that it will be a perfect machine for my bidding.

4.   Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

5.   Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways;  I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out. I will do at least two things I don't want to do as William James suggests, just for exercise.

6.   Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress as becomingly as possible, talk low, act courteously, be liberal with praise, criticize not at all, nor fault with anything and not try to regulate nor improve anyone.

7.   Just for today I will try to live through this day only, not to tackle my whole life problem at once.  I can do things for twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep them up for a lifetime.

8.  Just for today I will have a program. I will write down what I expect to do every hour.  I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it.  It will eliminate two pests, hurry and indecision.

9.   Just for today I will have a quiet half hour all by myself and relax. In this half hour sometimes I will think of God, so as to get a little more perspective into my life.

10.   Just for today I will be unafraid, especially I will not be afraid to be happy, to enjoy what is beautiful, to love, and to believe that those I love, love me.

If we want to develop a mental attitude that will bring us peace and happiness, here is rule # 1: Think and act cheerfully, and you will feel cheerful.

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” -George S. Patton

“A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.”- Karl Kraus

“We get to make a living; we give to make a life.” - Winston Churchill

“It is never too late to be what we might have been.” - George Eliot

“We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.” - Cicero

“Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.”- Bruce Lee

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”- John Lubbock

“One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.”- Wayne Gretzky

Make it the best week of the year! Nate

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