Morning Cup of Joe – Reflection

When you look in the mirror, who do you see? Clearly, you see an image of yourself. What I mean is, who is staring back at you? Are you satisfied with the progress of that person? Are you proud of that person staring back at you? If not, that may be the very thing holding you back. How you see yourself is an indication of where you will eventually end up. A negative self-image is the means to a destructive outlook and disparaging end. If you don’t identify the winner within, you will never achieve your dreams.

The person you see in the mirror must be held accountable. It is easier to slack off when you aren’t being held accountable. Countless college students, after matriculating from high school, have the toughest time transitioning into a collegiate culture. When your parents no longer wake you and Ramen noodles replace moms’ spaghetti, it suddenly hits you; you’re forced to fend for yourself. The successful people in college were the ones who did it without external motivation. They didn’t need anyone to tell them what to do or how to do it, they just did it. Channel your inner collegiate and motivate yourself to get it done.

Stop looking for motivation outside of self. You control your own destiny. The amount of work you invest is exactly the amount of results you should expect to produce. Low to no effort always results in failure. Maximize your efforts to produce miraculous results. Your dreams are necessary. You executing them are even more necessary. Believe in yourself; you simply can’t count on anyone else doing it for you.

If you don’t show up for life, you’ll eventually flunk out.

To The Top!
Joe Paul

4 thoughts on “Morning Cup of Joe – Reflection”


    1. Sandro!
      Thank you so much for visiting and reading! I am more than thankful that the messages are uplifting you! This is my motivation to keep pushing!
      To The Top!
      Joe Paul

  2. Loving this piece about reflection…Reflection is good for the mind, body and spirit- Reflection allows one to simply look into the “mirror” and see the person whom God created and ask the important questions. processing takes place in the “mind” compelling the “body” to act..and the “spirit” to be moved to a place of motivation for one to continue moving forward. There are defining moments in our lives that has shaped us into the person we are or the person we are becoming. When I am in the mode of REFlection ( i strongly believe one should reflect daily) I go to two things – defining moments and pivotal people, and ask myself – WHAT< WHEN< WHERE< HOW < and WHO! decisions made are with a clear mind and self awareness of what may happen next based on those decisions! Thank you…your "Morning Cup of Joe" are actually reflections that should start anyone's day off doing the same!

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