Morning Cup of Joe – Outside Looking In

There is a man who sits at a bus stop at the same time every morning as he watches people with automobiles pass him by; he does not own a car. He starts to gradually increase the envy of those in fancy cars who seem to have it all. This man shakes his head in disbelief as the same BMW he sees every morning on his way to work passes him by time and time again wondering where he went wrong. What he doesn’t understand is that his life is almost ten times better than the man in the fancy car that drives past him every day. Understand that how it looks on the outside isn’t always how it is on the inside.

The man in the BMW is barely holding on to that vehicle. He lost his job a few months ago and is less than thirty days away from eviction if he doesn’t secure an opportunity fast. There are some people who put so much weight in material things when they should be focused on building themselves internally. A winner’s mindset remains focused on increase and harvest yet understands that happiness does not come from the accumulation of material things. With the blink of an eye, it could all be gone tomorrow.

As a person destined for greatness, you must strive to remain focused on yourself and not what others are doing and not what others have. When you focus on what others have, you start to breed envy. Envy is defined as a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck. There is absolutely no need to focus on what you don’t have, shift your focus to the greatest gift you do have, the gift of life. Your life is where it is because that is where you are supposed to be at this stage in your journey; embrace it.

The most important aspects of your journey towards greatness are your detachment from the need to acquire material things, and the ability to remove the need to compare your blessings to others. When we compare our blessings to others, ours will never seem enough. At all times focus on yourself. You have everything you need to be happy by virtue of the breaths you took and continue to take as you read this message. Shift your focus back to yourself and watch as the universe shifts with you.

To The Top!
Joe Paul


4 thoughts on “Morning Cup of Joe – Outside Looking In

    1. Wayne,
      You Absolutely Get It! Our happiness will never come from acquiring material things, ever. Thank you for making Morning Cup of Joe a part of your daily routine as you continue to prove to the world how to #BeGreat! It is certainly appreciated.
      To The Top!
      Joe Paul

  1. That is something my momma taught me early on, but overtime i have found myself thinking like the man at the bus stop… thank you for writing this…

    1. Walda,
      Thank you for reading! These lessons are ones we all need to be reminded of. Make Morning Cup of Joe a part of your daily routine!
      To The Top!
      Joe Paul

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