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Monday Morning Motivation – Humility

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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 "humility."

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.


A while back, I came across the following definition of humility:

  • A personal quality of dependence on God and respect for other people. It is not a natural human instinct, but a God-given virtue acquired through holy living.

I think the definition is worth breaking down as it highlights some GREAT areas where we can all learn and focus:

  • Dependence on others—When we rely on others, we are stronger. I would argue that when we rely on God, we are strongest.
  • Respect for others—I feel like this is a behavior that has become VERY rare in today’s society.
  • Supernatural—Humble people are NOT the norm; it takes work to be humble!
  • Virtue acquired—Humility comes through practice.
  • Through living—Experiencing life is where/how we have the opportunities to grow in this trait.

Five key aspect of humility (dependence, respect, supernatural, virtue, living) are each powerful by themselves. However, putting them all together yields what is one of the most desirable traits that, in my opinion, you can possess.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Would you be a better person if you spent time focusing on the key aspects/dimensions of humility?

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

Have a great week!


(NOTE – Count on seeing a few of these 5 aspects in upcoming weeks of MMM.)

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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Curt Stowers

Curt Stowers

Curtis Stowers helps individuals and families across the United States grow their financial assets, particularly in the Naperville, IL region. He is a Certified Financial Planner, holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, and is the founder of F5 Financial.