Morning Cup of Joe – Power in Persistence

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There are so many people who start off strong but they never end up finishing what they’ve started. Some people fail to finish because they lack the drive, discipline and persistence necessary to see a goal through to the end. Others lose interest in the very thing they’d hoped to accomplish because it seemed to be taking a little longer than they had expected. At the top of the list are those who seek validation from others in order to gauge whether or not they should continue. If you are guilty, much like I was, there is a way out.

Before I understood the importance of persistence and the value of perseverance, I too sought out validation from others. Many of the projects I started I simply wanted people to like and if they didn’t I would inevitably scrap the whole thing or subconsciously start losing interest myself. I prayed to God to remove my need for others to like what I was doing and to free me from the need for others to validate my work and He did. I am no longer held captive by what others think and feel about me. Those things are irrelevant to my growth as an individual.

When you are passionate about a certain thing, your passion is enough fuel to drive that thing to immeasurable heights; keep your foot on the gas. Just because you may not be receiving the feedback you hoped for does not mean that it isn’t a great thing. Keep going until you get what you are looking for. It may take weeks, months and even years before the right person notices; all you need is one. Remember, no one will notice your work if you stop working.

At all times remain focused on your dreams, even if your eyes are the only pair on the prize.

To The Top!
Joe Paul

Morning Cup of Joe – Power & Authority

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There are so many people who truly don’t understand the amount of power and authority they give to their problems. The power they give to their problems is so much greater than the power they give to their blessings. In many cases, the blessings bestowed upon you up to this day are far greater than the problems you’ve experienced yet most will give their problems more authority than their blessings. When you compare the two, I would dare to say that you have had more good things happen in your life than bad. Focus on the good.

While we may be doing many things right, for some, all it takes is one bad thing to interrupt the ebb and flow of the pursuit of perfection. Always ask yourself, “What am I supposed to learn from this experience?” When negative things inevitably happen to us, it is critically important that we spend as little time as possible focused on the problem. Most people allow their problems to seem bigger than they really are. The goal is to redirect your attention and focus to what matters most; self-improvement.

It is imperative that you invest as much time and energy into counting your blessings and as little time as possible on things that you constantly worry about and cannot control. After all, worrying doesn’t change nor solve anything. Worrying about your problem is certainly not going to fix it. Worrying about your problem is not going to change the fact that you still have a problem. The goal should be not to waste precious time worrying when you could be using that same time and energy to find a solution to your problem.

Do not allow one negative event to overshadow all the positive ones in your life.

To The Top!
Joe Paul