Morning Cup of Joe – Right Now!

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Most people live their lives in the future; those same people have a relatively difficult time being organized and focused. This makes sense because if you aren’t living in the present then how can you reasonably focus on it. Meaning most people are so focused on the future they neglect to pay attention to the right now. When we neglect to pay attention to the right now, we allow room for external forces to interrupt the natural ebb and flow of our predestined blessings. Focus on the now.

At times, I am baffled when I hear people say things like “I don’t think I can win” or “Tomorrow is going to be a terrible day”. Every time I hear a variation of those statements I always think to myself, “How do you know?” Those statements relatively deal with the future in that you are, in a way, predicting the outcome of a race that hasn’t even started. People count themselves out of opportunities every single day simply because they think they know what tomorrow brings. Tomorrow may very well bring you all the answers you’ve been praying for. Take charge of the present moment and work feverishly to create the outcomes you desire.

Today is the only thing you have some control over. Being concerned about tomorrow is futile as tomorrow may never come. You cannot control that which you haven’t seen. You must understand the importance of living for right now and not only living for right now but living in the moment. Every second we are blessed to hear and feel the beats of our hearts is a second we should devote to focusing on the present day.

Do not be concerned about a future you cannot control; learn to live in the present.

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Joe Paul

Morning Cup of Joe – First Day of Your Life

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Today and each day, spend time thinking about of all the things in your life you are thankful for. Be sure to focus on the non-materialistic reasons you are thankful; family, a great career, a wonderful spouse, etc. Today, I want you to think about all of the sacrifices you have made in your life to this point in order to get to where you are today. Today I want you to walk around with a renewed spirit while you express gratitude for the incredible progress you’ve made to this point in your life.

Today I want you to think about why you are here. Most people will continue to take up precious space while others like you and I will continue to discover and live our purpose. If you are having trouble figuring out your purpose in life, you must simply answer one question; “What am I able to do that is effortless to me while I can use it to serve others?” Answer this question and you will be one step closer to discovering your purpose. Your purpose also has to do with doing what you love. When you do what you love and love what you do, wealth comes in abundance. Today I want you to focus on discovering your purpose.

Today I want you to place emphasis on your gifts. Your gifts and/or unique abilities are ones that come naturally. Today I want you to focus on what you were born to do. It is my belief that you were born to leave your mark on the world. It’s not enough that I believe it, what do you believe? We truly only have one life to live so you must make this one count. Believe it or not, there are very good reasons why you are still on this side of the dirt; your purpose has not yet been fulfilled. Trust and understand that your life has meaning and watch as it begins to unfold once you decide to take the first step toward that discovery.

Who besides Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, Mother Teresa and countless others are going to leave their mark on this world? Today, I ask, who else will join the ranks of these great avatars? Today I want you to stand up and add your name to the list.

Today is all we’ve got; Live it!

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Joe Paul

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Morning Cup of Joe – The Reset Button

Sometimes we allow the past to hover over our heads like a dark cloud in the sky. Some of us have made it a habit to transfer the power we have to influence and direct the present to a past we can no longer control. Whatever happened in the past is over and done with. There is no need to dwell on something that you cannot change; that is certainly not the highest and best use of your time.

Your energy, attention and focus should always be directed to the present. The control that you maintain in your life is limited to the present, not the past and not the future. Do not be misled; what we do in the present certainly has an effect on our future. However, the emphasis should always be placed on what you can control; the present. When we try to change our yesterdays or focus too intently on our tomorrows we neglect our todays. Don’t neglect your right now. Right now is all you truly have control over.

There is a particular beauty that comes with a new day so do your very best to embrace it. Each new day presents another opportunity to try it again or as I like to call it “press the reset button”. A new day gives us a chance to start over, only if we perceive the gift of a new day in this manner. There is absolutely nothing wrong with starting over. Most people are afraid to start over because they fear that all of the work they put in the past would have all been for naught. That is the farthest thing from the truth.

Your experiences, trials and tribulations of the past are what provide the strength necessary to face the future. Choose to press the reset button that each new day presents and start anew. Today is a new day and you should treat it with the care and attention you typically treat anything that is new.

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Joe Paul

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