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Monday Morning Motivation – Should

(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.


Should is a really interesting word.  Normally we use it when two conditions are present:

  • We know what the right thing to do is
  • We don’t take the topic seriously enough to actually do it

Examples include:

  • I should start exercising
  • I should spend more time with my family
  • I should be more careful about what I say
  • I should save more
  • I should enjoy life more

It’s REALLY unfortunate that should plays such a big role in our lives.  I’d offer that “will” is a MUCH better alternative than should.  Take the above examples:

  • I will start exercising
  • I will spend more time with my family
  • I will be more careful about what I say
  • I will save more
  • I will enjoy life more

Funny how this one little change makes such a big difference in things.

That brings me to this week’s question:

  • Are you ready to replace “should” with “will” in your life?

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.