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Monday Morning Motivation – Awareness

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 "awareness."

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.


Put me on the lake at the bow of my bass boat and I am taking everything in . . . light level, temperature, wind condition, water color, animal activity, and many, many other variables that factor into how successful I am in that day’s fishing.

Unfortunately, in social settings my awareness was not always quite as acute. As an engineer, I fall squarely in the “just the facts ma’am” camp. Feelings? Human dynamics? Political realities? Those are important? However, over time I was blessed to be around a number of friends, mentors, bosses, and coaches who taught me about the importance of being fully aware of everything that is going on around me in all areas of my life: personally, professionally, and spiritually.

I still have a LONG way to go, but committing to increasing my awareness has made a huge difference in how I experience—and enjoy—the world around me.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • How is your awareness?

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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