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Monday Morning Motivation – Breaks

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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.


Breaks


For the next couple of months, I am going to draw motivation for my Monday Morning Motivation from Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art. You can find a summary of this awesome book here. This book is one of my all-time favorites as it takes on the topic of “resistance,” which you might think of as that strange force that makes it difficult to accomplish things in life. Pressfield does an awesome job of describing what resistance is, discussing how to overcome it, and framing it in the context of a larger power.

Unfortunately, from time to time we “get” bad breaks. I put “get” in quotes because I’m NOT a fan of believing that we “get” anything. Rather, in my opinion, we tend to earn things—through what we do and what we do not do.

When we do encounter bad breaks in our lives, it is absolutely, positively critical that we see them for what they are—temporary setbacks that are there to push through! Some people might consider this a bit pollyanna-ish on my part. I don’t think so.

Ultimately, we all control what and who we think about and how we feel about the situations in our lives. I believe that no one—and I mean no one!—can take over our minds unless we allow them to do so. Does that mean it is always easy? Nope! It just means that ultimately we have free will to face each and every challenge that comes our way. And I believe that when we take this approach/adopt this attitude, we have a tendency to make our own breaks.

  • Are you making your own breaks and rejecting the concept of bad breaks?

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

Curt

(Note:  Each week I publish “Monday Morning Motivation” in the hopes that one person will find a bit of inspiration and that inspiration will have a positive impact on their life.  My motivation comes from experiences, reading, sermons, and discussions.)
Photo credit: Pablo Heimplatz on Unsplash

 


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