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Monday Morning Motivation – Blind

(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.


I was unfortunately born with genes that had me in glasses at a very early age as I was unable to see the “big E” on the eye chart by the time I was in third grade.  While I was not actually blind, I definitely was visually challenged.  Fortunately a set of eye glasses was able to “cure” my blindness.

Unfortunately there are many other areas in our life where we are blind and we have NOT yet even realized it, much less found the correct prescription.

I did not realize I was blind until I was faced with an eye test that I failed horribly.  My Mom tells the story of me coming home hopping mad about the “stupid” test that I was asked to take where I could not even see the things they spoke about.  She immediately KNEW the issue was my shortcomings in the visual area.  She also knew that it was an easy fix.  However, I was angry and upset about the failed test.

We all are blind in certain areas of our lives.  We simply do not see things properly due to our mental wiring.  And, often only when we face a test or trial do we come to accept that we are blind.  Sometimes the prescription to correct the blindness is as easy as a set of glasses.  Sometimes it requires major surgery.

The good news is that once we realize our own blind spots, we can go about correcting them.  And; with patience, persistence, and faith; we can have our vision restored through some sort of corrective procedure.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • What area of your life are you having trouble “seeing” in / where is your blind spot?

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.