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Monday Morning Motivation – Courageous

(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.


When we think of courageous we often go the direction of the big, tough guy that rescues someone.  And while that’s certainly an example of being courageous, it’s NOT – in my opinion – what we should think about when we think of being courageous.

Too often courage is associated with some physical, super human act.  Being courageous is more about doing the tough MENTAL things.  Being courageous is about making decisions that put you at risk for the benefit of others.

It’s about:

  • Standing up for your beliefs to protect the less fortunate
  • Going against the crowd because you know that the crowd is wrong
  • Doing what someone else wants even though it might cause you some degree of discomfort or inconvenience

Courageousness is about putting others before yourself; and, in that sense it is very closely tied to the concept of love – both emotions/behaviors that are difficult to understand, that can bring great pain, and that can bring great happiness!

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Are you willing to be courageous to help those that you care the most about?

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.