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Monday Morning Motivation – Persistent

(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.


It is often said that one of the keys in life is to show up every day and do the work.  It is amazing how being persistent is so often rewarded vis-à-vis accomplishing the things we have on our mind and in our heart

The challenge is that when you are persistent you MUST face the reality and repeated presence of failures.  You have to get back up.  Brush yourself off.  Accept that you have skinned knees.  And do it all over again.  And again.  And again.

To make it even more challenging, many around you are going to ask you “Why are you putting yourself through that?”  And sometimes this constant questioning can creep into your psyche and cause yourself to start asking the same question.

Why are some persistent and continue to endure failure after failure in pursuit of their objectives?

It’s because of faith.  If you believe in the goal you are pursuing – if you have faith – then you do NOT have any choice but to be persistent.  Even when things look to be hopeless, being persistent and trusting in faith can pay huge dividends.

To help you out, I’d offer this definition of faith from Napoleon Hill:

  • Faith is definiteness of purpose backed by the belief in the attainment of the object of that purpose

Whether you believe in God, a higher power, or just yourself; having faith and being persistent is the cornerstone of achieving your life’s goals.

That brings me to this week’s question:

  • Do you have enough faith to be persistent?

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


(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)

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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.

Some other posts that you might like:

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.