Morning Cup of Joe – Sink or Swim

One thing that has stood true throughout my life’s journey is that when I plan something, if it’s in God’s will, things seem to automatically fall into place. It seems like anytime I set my mind to doing something, I receive miracle-like cues to know if it’s the right thing to do. When it is right, you will know because the pieces will fall right into place until you eventually complete the puzzle. Miracles will happen that you will not be able to explain; that’s when you smile and thank Him. That’s when you’ll know it’s the right thing to do.

Before I relocated to Los Angeles from Tallahassee, I wanted to make sure that everything was in place. What I quickly learned is that sometimes you have to take risks. Sometimes things just don’t go as planned. I ditched the plan and bought a one-way ticket to LA. I didn’t have a single family member within a thousand mile radius, no employment prospects and I only had one friend. I literally knew one person in LA when I arrived with my suitcase and little brown bag filled with hopes and dreams. With those types of odds, one would expect immediate failure. How can you blame them?

What you should understand is that rewards come to those who take risks. The greater the risk, the greater the reward. Had I chosen not to move to LA when I did with what I had, I am certain that I would not be the person I am today. I came to LA with a sword which was sharpened through my diverse experiences. Each experience helps to shape our view of the world around us. The only reason I survived was because I understood my choices which were between two simple options; I could either sink or swim. Against all odds, I chose to swim. To me, it seems like the obvious choice so I choose to make it often.

To The Top!
Joe Paul

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