Nate's Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope you had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed some time for yourself. Let’s take a few minutes today to really look inward at ourselves. Are we putting the right face forward? Are we projecting the positive, upbeat attitude that we should be as leaders in our communities and role models to our families? Let us act every minute of everyday like it is on purpose. We have the ability and we just need the determination to do so. Short and Sweet: Don’t waste another minute of your life. Act today!! Let’s make this the best week of the year.

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

There was once a boy who wanted to seek the secret of success. One day he approached a wise man living up in the mountain. When he found the wise man at the hut, he asked "Wise man, can you tell me the secret to becoming successful in life?" The wise man was silent for a bit. After a moment, the wise man led the boy down to the river. They kept walking into the river until the boy was fully submerged in the water. The boy struggled and the wise man did not help him. The wise man held his head under the water. After a while, the wise man pulled the boy out of the water and headed back up to the mountain. At the hut the wise man asked the boy what he desired most when his head was submerged in the water. To this the boy quickly responded, "Of course, I wanted to breathe, you old fool!" To which the wise man replied, "Son, if you desire success as much as you wanted to breathe, then you would have found the true secret of success."

Success is a matter of choice. If we have enough strong reasons, there is nothing we cannot do. Once we have the reasons we will surely find the way to do it.

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“To improve is to change. To achieve excellence is to change often.” - Winston Churchill

“Being a parent means never having a minute...yet always making a moment.” - Michael Nolan

“Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.” - BJ Marshall

“Seven days without laughter makes one weak.” - Joel Goodman

“Many of the things you can count, don't count. Many of the things you can't count, really count.” - Albert Einstein

“My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.” - Charles Kettering

Let’s make this the best week of the year! Nate

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