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Monday Morning Motivation – Again

By: Curt Stowers

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.


As we near the end of 2018, I cannot help myself but to think about and reflect on what I have and have not accomplished this past year. Each year I go through this same cycle and evaluate the good and bad. I then use this exercise to help me establish goals for the following year. I repeat this process again, and again, and again.

That is good. And that is bad. Doing things again and again is the basic definition of a habit. And habits can be good. Or they can be bad.

As I begin my reflection on this past year, I can see that I broke some of my worst habits and started some extremely positive new ones. I also can see that some unpleasant habits have lingered on, and so I am feeling the pain of regret yet again:

  • “We must all live with one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” – Jim Rohn

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • What will you do again in 2019?

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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