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Monday Morning Motivation – Persist

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 "persist."

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.


Sometimes life is just plain hard. And sometimes you just want to give up. It’s important to recognize that it is NORMAL to feel that things are challenging, and it is normal to question whether it is worth the effort to continue on the path you have chosen.

Given that this is normal, it only makes sense to spend some time a priori to reflect on how you will respond when you encounter this situation. While there are multiple options, the two extremes provide the most insight.

You can:

  • Walk away
  • Persist

Each of these has ramifications. When I am making decisions in such cases I almost always come back to my all-time favorite quote:

  • We must all live with one of two pains. The pain of discipline or the pain of regret – Jim Rohn

I hate regrets, so you can pretty much figure out which pain I normally choose.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Are you able to persist when things get challenging?

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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