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What do you need to adapt in your life?

Monday Morning Motivation – Adapt

By: Curt Stowers

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Sometimes it helps to get a little dose of encouragement—along with a good cup of coffee!—to start the day. Today we discuss "adapt."

Hopefully, the message below will help you get off to a good start for the week.  Please feel free to forward the newsletter on to others that you think would benefit from the content.


There is a huge difference between being “principled” and being “hardheaded.” Now, if you read this and are thinking, “no there is not,” thanks for making my point for me!

I am 100% supportive of people who have a well-defined, well-lived out set of principles. I know a number of such people. While they may not always live up to their aspirations, they are “locked in” to the principles that they feel are non-negotiable.

Conversely, I have no time for people who lock in on issues that are NOT fundamental to their core principles. These are the people that seem hardwired to argue for the sake of arguing—or who refuse to change because it would “admit that they were wrong.” News flash: We all get it wrong from time to time! And NOT admitting it doesn’t change that fact.

I would argue that we would all be better served by making the time/taking the time to listen closely to what those around us are sharing with us. Evaluating what they are sharing against our principles may show us that there is a need to adapt the way we approach things. Or it may not.

The process of constantly evaluating our behaviors
against our principles is priceless.

However, the process of constantly evaluating our behaviors against our principles is priceless. When we do so we either find alignment or misalignment. If there is alignment, great! If there is not, it is time to adapt.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • What do you need to adapt in your life?

Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me this Monday morning 

Have a great week!



About MMM: Each week I publish “Monday Morning Motivation” in the hopes that at least one person will find a bit of inspiration and that this inspiration will have a positive impact on their life. My motivation comes from experiences, reading, sermons, and discussions.

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