Nate’s Monday Morning Message
Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I hope that you and your loved ones had a lovely Easter weekend celebration. It is a time for family and creating memories that last a lifetime. I have been re-reading one of my favorite books called the Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. And this quote sums up today’s message:
“Small, smart choices + consistency + time = radical difference.”
You see, change and improvement in our lives is a steady race, not a massive overhaul. Commit to one small change this week and then let me know at the end of the week how you did. What did you notice? What other changes happened as a result of this small effort? Let’s make it a great week!
- Just for today I will be happy. This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true, “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Happiness is from within; its not a matter of externals.
- Just for today I will try to adjust myself to what is, and not just 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.
- Just for today I will take care of my body. I will exercise it, care of it, nourish it, not abuse nor neglect it, so that it will be a perfect machine for my bidding.
- 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.
- Just for today, I will exercise my soul in three ways. I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out. And do at least two things I don’t want to do as William James suggestions, just for exercise.
- Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress as becomingly as possible, act courteously, be liberal with praise, criticize not at all, or fault with anything and not try to regulate nor improve anyone.
- Just for today I will try to live through this day only, not tackle my whole life problem at once.
- 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.
- Just for today I will have a quiet half hour all by myself to relax. In this half hour sometimes I will think of God, so I can get a little more perspective into my life.
- 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.
Written by Sybyl F. Partridge in 1916 and printed in “How to Stop Worrying, And Start Living” by Dale Carnegie, 1951.
WORDS OF INSPIRATION
“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
“Forget about willpower. It’s time for why-power. Your choices are only meaningful when you connect them to your desires and dreams. The wisest and most motivating choices are the ones aligned with that which you identify as your purpose, your core self, and your highest values. You’ve got to want something, and know why you want it, or you’ll end up giving up too easily.” – Darren Hardy
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer
“It’s not the big things that add up in the end; it’s the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.” Darren Hardy