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Monday Morning Motivation – Affirmations

(Sharing Resources to Help You Grow Personally, Professionally & Financially)

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.


(NOTE – For the next six weeks, I’m going to focus on each of Hal Elrod’s “SAVERS” in sequence.  If you are curious about the background for these topics,take a few minutes to check out the summary of his book “The Mircacle Morning”.  It’s one of the best I have ever read!)

One of my favorite quotes comes from Steven Covey:

  • All things are created twice.  First mentally.  Second physically

Another way of looking at the same idea is to consider what “mentally” is.  Once an event has taken place, it only “lives” in our mind – in our mental reality.  What is interesting is how two people that were present for the same event can remember it SO differently.

Our memories are our realities.  What we “see” in our mind IS our reality.  What we “see” is what happened.  More importantly, what we “see” is what WILL happen.

That brings us to today’s topic – affirmations.

I was introduced to affirmations many, many years ago.  The concept of writing down what I wanted my world to be like seemed like absurdity.  I KNEW my world.  Writing down some alternate reality was ridiculous.  So I resisted writing things down.  I was wrong.  And stupid!

Sometime later — I don’t really remember when — I decided to give affirmations a try.  I took my goals, translated them to positive statements about the person I wanted to become / about the reality I wanted to create for myself, and started reading them every day.  Covey’s right.  Things do get created first mentally and second physically!

Now don’t misunderstand, simply writing down affirmations and reading them daily will not immediately transform who you are.  But, it will get you thinking about who you want to be – both consciously and sub-consciously.

As a result, your mind will start to send you signals about what to do and what not to do.  That will influence your decisions.  Which in turn will change some of your actions.  And eventually, it will help you form new habits.  Habits that are associated with the person you want to become.  In this manner, affirmations have the ability to slowly create a new reality for you.

That brings us to today’s question

  • What are your affirmations?

Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me this Monday morning and I wish you all the best for the week.



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At F5 Financial Planning we focus on helping individuals and families find balance between faith, friends and family, fitness and finance.  We make sure that they have the financial freedom to enjoy those things in life that are important to them.  And while we believe the left-brain facts and data are critical; we work with our clients to get them in the right state of mind to focus on the goals they want to achieve.

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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.