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Monday Morning Motivation – Oblivious

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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.


While there is definitely some truth to the old adage that “ignorance is bliss,” this is one particular phrase that rubs me the wrong way. The greatest gift we have been given from God (beyond salvation) is our ability to have free will. We get to choose how we approach every day, every situation, and every person.

While I should NOT let things upset me, seeing others ignore this gift and ignore the power of this gift drives me crazy. I struggle to deal with those who are oblivious to this incredible opportunity to live an awesome life!

Ironically, my struggle with this issue is, in some sense, an indictment of me being oblivious in my own life! For me I have a “god complex.” By that I mean that I want to be able to control everything in my life and minimize any uncertainty. While I have been blessed with a keen mind, I take it to the extreme and focus on having to understand everything. Recently I have realized that my FALSE need to understand everything is actually about me not having faith that God is in control as opposed to me. And, until recently, I have been oblivious to this. Hence the irony—I can’t stand being around individuals who are oblivious, and yet I have been living a life of obliviousness for years!

Fortunately, I am VERY good at learning from mistakes (because I make so many and have so much practice!) This awakening to my own obliviousness has allowed me to challenge a number of things that I am doing and am not doing in my life. While uncomfortable, the impact that it has made, is making, and will make is incredible. And for that I am very grateful.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Is there any area in your life where you are oblivious?

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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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.