Nate's Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday Morning Message. I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend filled with fun and relaxation. This week as we continue to work on, and improve, our personal and professional lives let us remember that we must not get complacent or short sighted. Are there things in this world you would like to accomplish, but they seem a little too far away? If we constantly look at the end, or how long the journey will take, we will never start walking. 

We must start walking and keep focused on what we can see in front of us. The amazing thing is that each step we take brings us a little closer to where we want to be. One step forward is one step closer. Let us think about some of the things we have brushed off for too long and let us start walking. 

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

Parable of the Pencil 

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box. "There are 5 things you need to know," he told the pencil, "before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be." "One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone’s hand." "Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you'll need it to become a better pencil." "Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make." "Four: The most important part of you will always be what's inside." "And, Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write." The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

Now replace the place of the pencil with yourself. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be. One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in special hands, and allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess. Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems in life, but you'll need it to become a stronger person. Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.  Four: The most important part of you will always be what's on the inside. And, Five: On every surface you walk through, you must leave your mark. No matter what the situation, you must continue to do your duties. Allow this parable on the pencil to encourage you to know that you are a special person and that only you can fulfill the purpose to which you were born to accomplish. Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot make a change.

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.” - Benjamin Disraeli

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.  “ - Plato

“Failure is the tuition you pay for success.” - Walter Brunell

“Great minds have purposes; little minds have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes; great minds rise above them.” - Washington Irving 

“You may delay, but time will not.” - Benjamin Franklin

“There is nothing so annoying as to have two people talking when you're busy interrupting.” - Mark Twain

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.” - Jonathan Swift

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” - Oscar Wilde

“One fails forward towards success.” - Charles F. Kettering

“A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” - Jim Rohn 

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

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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