Morning Cup of Joe – August 23, 2011

“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.” – Buddha

The bright blurry red lines slowly cleared as they formed analog digits. As I made out the numbers, it seemed that it was a half-hour earlier than I normally wake up. The excitement I usually experience before writing the Morning Cup of Joe decided to take the day off. The sun isn’t shining as bright as it typically does. Today is one of the rare days that I don’t feel like writing or speaking.

Success requires you to keep going especially when you don’t feel like it. Success requires a daily deposit into the Bank of Effort. My life experience has taught me that success requires momentum building. For example, an avalanche is caused by a mass combination of individual snowflakes. One snowflake alone cannot create an avalanche but one snowflake alone can cause it. Similarly, one action alone is not going to make you successful but a combination of consistent actions will. Eventually, the next action you take will be the one that sets off an avalanche of success.

When you feel like giving up or just don’t feel like dealing with anything or anyone, I urge you to KEEP GOING. You never know when your momentum will lead to an avalanche of blessings so you must continue to work diligently towards your objectives. While I didn’t feel like writing this morning, I made sure that my feelings did not get in the way of achieving the ultimate goal; improving your life, one word at a time. While we may not know when our avalanche will lead to success in our endeavors, it is critically important that we add a snowflake daily.

Victory should be expected at the beginning of every battle yet can only be claimed at the end. Finish what you’ve started.

To The Top!
Joe Paul

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