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Monday Morning Motivation – Convicted

(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.


No!  We are not going to be talking about sending anyone to jail today.  Well, at least not to jail in the sense of the “county lock up”…

When you hear “convicted” you almost always go down the path of what happens to a criminal.  But there is another, slightly less harsh but no less serious, way that you can look at being convicted.

Just about all of us are well aware of the things that we do wrong.  Sometimes it is how we think, sometimes it is how we act, sometimes how we do not act.  But we KNOW that we are going about things wrong. That deep sense of internal dissonance is what happens when we are convicted by our conscience.

There is only one way to get away from feeling convicted.  You have to step forward and change the way you think or act.  It’s that simple.  It’s that hard.

Ultimately it comes down to one of my favorite quotes – again from Jim Rohn:

  • We must all live with one of two pains. The pain of discipline or the pain of regret.

The nice thing about being convicted by our conscience – versus a court of law! — is that we hold the keys to “getting out jail” in a mental sense.  We simply need to embrace the discipline that Rohn speaks about.  Not always easy.  Not always fun.  But fully within our control.

That brings us to this  week’s question:

  • What do you need to change to avoid continuing to be convicted by your conscience?

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


(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.  For the next several months I’m going to be drawing from Zig Ziglar’s book “Over the Top”.  It’s a great source of inspiration and wisdom and I would be remiss if I didn’t give him credit up front for the motivation)

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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.