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Monday Morning Motivation – Worry

By: Curt Stowers

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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.


Over the past year I have done quite some reading on the philosophy of Stoicism. Basically, the philosophy boils down to learning to be more in touch with three things:

  • Perceptions – Is your assessment of the situations you face consistent with reality?
  • Actions – Are you consciously deciding on how you will behave?
  • Acceptance – Are you limiting your focus to only that which you control?

If you can get to the point where you perceive reality as it is, consciously decide on your actions, and accept that you have a limited span of control, Stoicism suggests you can arrive at a place of peace—a place where you are worry-free.

These three things are quite easy to comprehend but quite difficult to do!

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Is it really going to help to worry about things?

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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