Morning Cup of Joe – Just Do It

Do you have what it takes to be successful? Do you seriously have what it takes? There are some people who may never reach the pinnacle of success because they simply gave up too early. Some people are amazing starters but simply will not finish what they’ve started. There are many more that lack the necessary discipline and drive required to be successful. For the rest of those who may never experience true success, they simply lack commitment. If you want to be successful and see your dreams come true, you have to be determined.

On the way to the top you will face doubters, many of which you recognize and some who are disguised as friends; continue to push forward. You will encounter dream killers who attempt to find fault in all of your dreams; continue to push forward. There will be times when you feel like giving up because the results you seek are not exactly the ones you have been producing; continue to push forward.

My journey to the top has taught me that before you can experience true success you must be able to handle it. By handling it, I simply mean that you must be able to watch as others experience success and not be jealous or upset by their progress. You must be able to stand and cheer for the person who wins while maintaining the understanding that your time will come. I truly believe that if you can genuinely celebrate the success of others without an envious heart the tables will eventually turn, if and only if you don’t give up on your dreams.

I have learned that some people will be there for the long ride and others for a short period of time. I have learned that some people will support you while others will not. I have learned that some people will call you when they need you and others will call you once you’ve made it. I have learned that some people will offer to help you while others wait on the sideline for the plane carrying your hopes and dreams to crash and burn.

I once asked a successful motivational speaker how he was able to do it and his response was simply “by doing it”. At the time, I felt as if he was brushing me off and didn’t want to share his trade secrets because of the fear of competition but that was all in my head. Then it all made perfect sense; Nike makes billions of dollars off of that three word catch phrase; “Just Do It” and that’s not by accident. If you want to be successful and make your dreams come true, you truly have to just do it. Just go for what you truly believe in and stay committed until you get it. If you don’t give up, your dreams can come true.

Life is too short to be doing something day-in and day-out that does not bring you self-fulfillment. I am more fortunate than most to have found what I am passionate about and I pray that you too will find yours, if you haven’t already.

To The Top!
Joe Paul


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