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Nate’s Monday Morning Message

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and that you invested your time wisely. I read a quote this morning by Vincent Van Gogh that I thought I would share… “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” At first read, this seems like a negative statement, but if we read it again, it ponders the question…what would life be if (fill in the blank)? If Neil Armstrong dismissed the idea of walking on the moon? If Henry Ford had let his dream of the first car with a V8 motor die with the nays from his engineers? If Tim Berners-Lee had put his research on the world wide web in a box somewhere in the back of his garage? What would life be like, if we had no courage? What ideas are you holding back on in your life? It takes courage to make change, to take risks…but what would life be like if you did have the courage? You can do it. Let’s make it a great week!


“Storms Bring Out the Eagles, But the Little Birds Take Cover.” – Helen Steiner Rice

When the “storms of life”

Gather darkly ahead,

I think of these wonderful words

I once read.

And I say to myself

As “threatening clouds” hover,

Don’t “fold up your wings”

And “run for cover.”

But like the eagle,

“Spread wide your wings”

And “soar far above”

The troubles life brings.

For the eagle knows

That the higher he flies,

The more tranquil and brighter

Become the skies.

And there is nothing in life

God ever asks us to bear

That we can’t soar above

“On the wings of prayer.”

And in looking back over

The “storm you passed through,”

You’ll find you gained strength

And new courage, too.

For in facing “life’s storms”

With an eagle’s wings,

You can fly far above

Earth’s small, petty things.


“The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.” – Thucydides

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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