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Monday Morning Motivation – Pace

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. Today we discuss "pace."

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.


There’s a Navy SEAL expression that contains a ton of wisdom:

  • Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

Man, that one stings! All too often, I am in too big of a hurry and make mistakes/miss things. The result is re-work and lost time. I don’t think I’m alone, as society has us in a “hurry, hurry, hurry” mindset ALL the time!

The reality is that very few things MUST be done immediately. Most things of value ARE time consuming, and, as such, it is important that we slow down and pursue these things at the proper pace.

As the SEALs observe, slowing down smooths things out, and you end up getting things done much more quickly. Learning this lesson is invaluable.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • What pace are you following? 

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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Monday Morning Motivation - Self-Reliance

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