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Monday Morning Motivation – Middle

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.


Welcome to December! This past month was the fastest month of my life. There were a ton of personal, professional, and spiritual happenings that made the month fly by.

In the middle of the month, the word “middle” bubbled up to the top. In particular, I got to thinking about how people face challenges that they face. In general, I see two behaviors:

  • There are those that moan and groan about the pain and discomfort of the challenge at hand. To hear them talk, their life is miserable.
  • There are those that look at the challenge as an opportunity to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually.

Interestingly, the former seem to emerge from challenges in MUCH worse shape than the latter. In my opinion, your attitude is the major contributor to how you emerge from a crisis or a challenge.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Are you in the middle of a pain or a possibility?

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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Monday Morning Motivation - Again

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