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Monday Morning Motivation – Dependence

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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.


Last week, I wrote about humility. In that post, I highlighted 5 keys concepts to focus on as we grow in our understanding and experience of humility: dependence, respect, supernatural, virtue, and living. Over the next several weeks, I’ll offer some thoughts on each of these key traits. Hopefully, this series will be at least somewhat helpful to us as we journey forward into each week!

One of the biggest myths out there is that you must focus on being a self-made, strong, independent man (or woman). While I agree 100% that you need to be ABLE to stand on your own, the concept that tags along with this myth is that you do NOT need anyone else. How arrogant!

Dependence on others is NOT a sign of weakness. We are made to be in relationships—with others and with God. When we don’t acknowledge this, we go down a path of isolation. And that can lead to bad things.

Dependence on others is the recognition that we are stronger together than alone. It is the recognition that we all have skill sets that are unique and complementary. It is an acknowledgment that there is strength in the community. Again, I am NOT saying that you need to be UNABLE to stand on your own—only that you are much healthier when you allow others into your life and build/strengthen your relationships.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Do you need to reconsider your perspective on dependence on others?

Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me this Monday morning 

Have a great week!


(NOTE – Count on seeing the next four aspects in the next four weeks of MMM.)

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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Monday Morning Motivation - Humility

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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.