Morning Cup of Joe – August 8, 2011

The authority so many people give to their problems amazes me.

We have all experienced our fair share of trials and tribulations, some of which we’ve overcome and others that may have taken a little longer to repair. The one thing that remains constant is you. While everything around us may be changing at a faster pace than we’d like, we are in complete control of how we choose to react to these changes. Many people give so much authority to their issues that they often experience extreme difficulty discovering possible solutions to those very issues. Many people take the “oh woe is me” approach until eventually they get over it. This is possibly the worst reaction you can have to a problem, believing that it is going to magically solve itself over time. Guess What? It won’t. While you may develop an “I’m not going to worry about it” attitude, that does not eliminate the original problem you are experiencing. This action lends itself to suppressing the real issue until it couples with other issues to create an unhealthy marriage of problems.

Rule #1: Take ownership of your problems; do not let your problems own you!

This may come as a surprise to some but while you may not have any control of the problems you will inevitably face, you do have complete control over how you choose to react to them. You must ask yourself, “Who is in control?” Are you or the problems you are trying to overcome in control? I sincerely believe that you already know the answers to these questions.

Don’t allow yourself to wallow in sorrow or choose to be miserable because you simply won’t choose to get over it. While I am fully aware that many problems may not have as simple of an answer as “Get over it”; you truly should consider it an option. We only have one life to live so spending time distressing will not solve your problems. Take action! You already have all of the possible solutions at your disposal; they simply may be clouded by the precipitation caused by your tears. I say to you, pull out your umbrella and start walking purposefully towards the answer!

Stop spending so much time worrying about what would’ve been, go out there and make it what it should be.

To The Top!
Joe Paul

4 thoughts on “Morning Cup of Joe – August 8, 2011

  1. This is just what the doctor ordered. The truth in these words just resonate in my realm of understanding. It brings me back to knowing myself and knowing my worth..two key parts in becoming a better person and staying there.

    1. Ms. Mosley,
      Thank you for sharing. You are spot on! “Knowing your self and knowing your worth are keys to becoming a better person and staying there!” We ultimately determine the value of our existence. We are the captains of our ships!
      To The Top!
      Joe Paul

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