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Monday Morning Motivation – Make

By: Curt Stowers

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.


One thing you learn in raising three kids is that you cannot MAKE them do anything. (Disclaimer: I was going to go with “one thing I have learned in thirty-one years of marriage,” but I thought the kid angle was better!)

I am a bit embarrassed to admit that I like things my way.  Now I do NOT think that this is abnormal.  I would just like to think of it as something that OTHERS deal with and not me.  Unfortunately, I have a desire to make things go my way.  To which my closest friends have remarked “How’s that working out for you?”  Uh, not so good.

Ultimately there is only one person who I can MAKE do anything.  Wait for it.  Did you figure it out?  I’m sure you did—the only person I can MAKE do anything is me.

At the end of the day, we can focus as much as we want on trying to make the world around us conform to our desires, OR we can focus on making our desires come in line with the world around us.  In my opinion, you will find yourself in a much happier place if you focus on making your attitude better versus trying to make the environment better.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Are you ready to turn your focus towards making yourself a better person?

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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