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Monday Morning Motivation – Why

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 "why."

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.


Simon Sinek is widely known for his book Start With Why. In the book he compares and contrasts “what-how-why” with “why-how-what.” While the distinction here seems trivial, it is actually quite important.

Most of us begin our days by considering WHAT we are going to do, move on to HOW we will do it, and rarely—if ever—reflect on the WHY behind what we are doing. Sinek suggests that starting any/all activities with the question of “WHY” is critical. In essence, he is challenging us to reflect on our basic purpose.

While most would agree that his approach makes more sense, very few of us take the time OR make the effort to “start with why.” However, when we do begin with a reflection on our purpose, we often find that it reshapes the how and what of our lives.

That brings us to this week’s question:

  • Are you starting with your why?

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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