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Monday Morning Motivation – First

By: Curt Stowers

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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.


First is a word that gets thrown around a lot:

  • “I finished in first place.”
  • “First, we need to . . . ”
  • “In the first place . . . ”

It is interesting how quickly and easily we position that something or someone “comes before everyone else.” While we certainly must prioritize, the question that I think is worth considering is whether we are CONSCIOUSLY deciding on what is first in our lives.

The priorities—in order—that I have established for my life are faith, family, friends, fitness and finances. Unfortunately, and I am not proud of this, sometimes I mess up and get these out of sequence. Fortunately, I have friends and family around me who gently remind me when I do so, and this helps me to get things back in alignment.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • What do you put first?

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

Have a great week!



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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