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Monday Morning Motivation – Resilience

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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. Today we discuss "resilience".

Hopefully, the message below will help you get off to a good start for the week. Please feel free to forward the newsletter along to others who you think would benefit from the content.


(Special note – Today’s topic was motivated by my good friend Jared Angaza. He is the poster child for resilience!)

Certain words carry with them a connotation of strength. Resilience is one such word.

We are all going to face tough times and adversity. If you don’t believe me just give it a bit longer in your life. You CANNOT live without encountering challenges – be they personal, professional, or spiritual.

What is so interesting to me is how some folks face big challenges and crumble, while others face similar challenges and THRIVE—seeming to come out of the tough times even stronger (albeit sometimes with a few scars/limps)!

The difference is resilience. It is that inner belief in yourself. It’s that belief that you CAN and WILL overcome. I believe with all of my heart that HAVING this belief in your ability to overcome is all it takes to make resilience! This goes back to one of my all-time favorites from Steven Covey:

  • All things are created twice. First mentally. Then physically.

If you buy into this, you are able to extract yourself from any situation by creating a new—and better —situation in your mind. Easy to say, hard to do—EXCEPT for those with resilience!


That brings me to this week’s question:

  • Are you using your mind to live a life of resilience?


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 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.

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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.