Nate’s Monday Morning Message
Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message! I hope you had a relaxing 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 every day 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; take action today. Let’s make it a great week!
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.”
WORDS OF INSPIRATION
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda
“Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” – Morihei Ueshiba