Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 1,183

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message! I hope this email finds you well and excited for the opportunities of a new week. I was talking to someone the other day, and they shared something that inspired today’s message: you can be a victim, or you can be a player. I have rolled this thought around in my head for days – we all have our moments of weakness when we are stuck in the victim thinking; I know I am certainly guilty of it. However, life is happening on your behalf – it’s the law of the Universe. Don’t be a victim. Be a player instead. Let’s make it a great week!


Once a young man asked the wise man, Socrates, the secret to success. Socrates patiently listened to the man’s question and told him to meet him near the river the following day for the answer. So the next day, Socrates asked the young man to walk with him towards the river. As they went in the river, the water got up to their neck. But to the young man’s surprise, Socrates ducked him into the water.

The young man struggled to get out of the water, but Socrates was strong and kept him there until the boy started turning blue. Finally, Socrates pulled the man’s head out of the water. The young man gasped and took a deep breath of air. Socrates asked, ‘What did you want the most when your head was in the water?” The young man replied, “Air.” Socrates said, “That is the secret to success. When you want success as badly as you wanted the air while you were in the water, then you will get it. There is no other secret.”

A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment. Just like a small fire cannot give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great results.



“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build.” - Robert Collier

“I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.” - George Bernard Shaw

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” - Mahatma Gandhi

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