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Monday Morning Motivation – Acknowledgment

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.

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.


By nature, I do not take the time to celebrate successes—it’s all about moving on to bigger and better. While this can be an awesome thing when it comes to getting things done, it can also lead to damaged relationships.

Over the past few years, I have come to realize that acknowledgment is one of the most powerful things that we can do for others. Taking the time to relate “I see you,” “I hear you,” and “I respect what you are facing,” is incredibly powerful.

While I fully understand why this is so important, I still slip up way too often as I fall into the trap of thinking that I “MUST” get the next thing done and so forget to enjoy the journey. Fortunately, I learn from mistakes (lots of practice!), and this one concept is becoming more and more natural for me.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Have you come to understand the power of acknowledgment?

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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Monday Morning Motivation - Philosophy

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