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Monday Morning Motivation – Persistence

(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.


(Note:  Each week I publish “Monday Morning Motivation” in the hopes that one person will find a bit of inspiration and that inspiration will have a positive impact on their life.  My motivation comes from experiences, reading, sermons, and discussions.  For the next several months I’m going to be drawing from Zig Ziglar’s book “Over the Top”.  It’s a great source of inspiration and wisdom and I would be remiss if I didn’t give him credit up front for the motivation)

The last three weeks I’ve written about “enthusiasm”, “positive thinking” and “excitement”.  Today I’m taking on “persistence”.

While writing about “excitement” was tricky, persistence is a cake walk.  Let’s get this out of the way quickly:

  • Nothing in life happens quickly or easily. You need to work for it

And that is where persistence comes in!  Persistence is faith’s close friend.  Faith is all about believing in what we cannot see and what is uncertain.  Persistence is about driving on in spite of the absence of the ability to see the end point and in spite of the uncertainty.

What is interesting about persistence is the role that enthusiasm, positive thinking and excitement play in supporting persistence.  That’s why Ziglar is so insightful and so spot on when he highlights these four key characteristics.  Teaser – there is a fifth one that goes along with these four that rounds them all out / it’ll be next week’s topic.

Persistence proves most valuable in our most difficult times / when we are facing our most difficult trials.  Without persistence, we give up.  And that’s not good – especially when you have a situation where persistence is accompanying faith.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Do you have the persistence to see the tough times through?

Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me this Monday morning and I wish you all the best for the week.


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At F5 Financial Planning we focus on helping individuals and families find balance between faith, friends and family, fitness and finance.  We make sure that they have the financial freedom to enjoy those things in life that are important to them.  And while we believe the left-brain facts and data are critical; we work with our clients to get them in the right state of mind to focus on the goals they want to achieve.

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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.