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Monday Morning Motivation – Ritual

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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 "ritual".

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.


A great question to think about is:

In the ideal world, what do the first sixty minutes of your day look like?

While it is a simple question, it raises so many other questions, including:

  • Do you have a set routine to start your day?
  • What is important to you / what do you include in this routine?
  • Do you stick to the routine?
  • Does it help when you stick to the routine?

For me, the ideal first sixty-minute looks like the following:

  • Read the Bible and my “daily” books
  • Journal my thoughts with a focus on gratitude and self-improvement
  • Quick glance at the calendar to identify the day's meetings
  • Validate that my day is set up in ½ hour blocks. Include time for personal development, exercise, reading, writing, and relaxation
  • Stretch
  • Exercise

Currently, I get through the first four of these pretty regularly.  Number five and six not so much.  BUT, that’s not bad!  It just tells me that I have opportunities to continue to grow and improve.

What I’ve found is that if I start my day with a routine, the rest of the day seems to fall into place.  When I don’t things come off the rails pretty quickly.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • What’s your daily ritual look like?

Thanks for sharing a bit of your time with me and 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.