Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…this week I would like to talk about failure or better yet, the courage to keep going in the face of adversity. We have all faced a difficult time or two in our lives, but what made us get up and keep going? What pushed us to keep trying? Did you know…

Thomas Edison, who was considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, was told as a boy he was too stupid to learn anything. He tried more than 9,000 experiments before he was successful in creating the first light bulb. There are now 1,093 U.S. patents in his name.

Michael Jordon, known today as one of the greatest basketball players of all times, was removed from his high school basketball team because of his “lack of skill.”

American film director, Steven Spielberg who has won three Academy Awards and considered one of the most successful filmmakers ever, dropped out of junior high school. He later came back and was placed in a learning-disabled class. He dropped out of school for good just one month later.

These are just a few of the countless stories of highly successful people who have failed or who have been told they couldn’t do it, and yet surprised the world because they had a dream. Don’t give up on your dreams, whatever they are…don’t give up! Let’s make this a great week!!


“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” - Og Mandino

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” - Thomas A. Edison”

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” - Nikos Kazantzakis

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” - Confucius

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” - Theodore Roosevelt

Let's make it a great week! Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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