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Monday Morning Motivation – Sober

(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.


Most people are going to think of booze when they see the word sober.  But a quick trip to visit the good Mr. Webster gives another definition that I would like to talk about today:

  • Marked by sedate or gravely or earnestly thoughtful character or demeanor


Let’s break that down a bit:

  • Sedate, grave, or earnest – All of these speak to a sense of calm confidence
  • Thoughtful – This points to intentional deliberation in these areas
  • Character or demeanor – How you carry yourself/how others see you

So when we say someone is sober we’re saying that he/she is easily identified by their actions as someone that is consciously displaying a calm sense of confidence.

When you dig into this, it is clear why Ziglar includes sober as one of the key characteristics of people that operate with the abundance mentality.

That brings me to this week’s question:

  • Would it be worth your while to spend a bit of time thinking about how you can become a more sober person?

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)

Blog posts from this past week:

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.