Morning Cup of Joe – Fight or Flight


When it comes to being successful in life, all of the issues that we face bring us down to making two choices; we can either fight or we can take flight. With fighting, at least you have a chance to overcome this obstacle. However, choosing to flee from your problem doesn’t mean that it’s going to go away. It almost never does until you handle it. Our problems are designed to offer us only two possible outcomes; we can either choose to swim and stay above the water or we can allow the problem to force us to sink. Either way, they are both choices we are choosing to make. Since you now know this to be fact, choose to swim.

Choosing to swim simply means that you are not going to allow your problem to defeat you. In fact, the power we possess to change our circumstances is often handed freely to our problems. Take back control of the power you possess to change your circumstances and start finding solutions now. You have every resource you will ever need to be successful. Your greatest obstacle will always be yourself and what you allow your mind to think. A successful person’s mind always thinks of possibilities, not limitations.

Challenges in life are meant to strengthen us, if and only if we are strong enough to outlast them. It is indeed a test of endurance. You must be willing to do whatever it takes to stay above the water, even when you feel the constant tug of your problems trying to pull you under. It simply means that you must paddle harder and swim faster. Make the conscious decision to not let your problems win. With every challenge there are hidden opportunities to be better. Always search for the opportunities in your problems and shift your focus towards solution-driven thinking.

You control your destiny. You control your fate. You control your outcomes.

To The Top!
Joe Paul

Morning Cup of Joe – Moving Mountains


The world is filled with two types of people; those who make things happen and those who watch those who make things happen. I am going to ask you to make a choice, if you haven’t already, between the two groups. Obviously membership in one of the groups has its benefits and clear pitfalls in the other. Once you choose the “right” side, you cannot turn back nor are you allowed to terminate your membership at any given time. Your membership dues are simply based on the effort you put into making the world we share a better place. Your dues are your contribution to the world around you.

To make something happen not only takes an incredible amount of guts, it also takes a reasonable amount of faith. And by a reasonable amount of faith, I mean you truly don’t need much. Remember, all you need is faith the size of a mustard-seed if you are having trouble moving your mountains. While your mind creates ideas, your hands must work to build them. Faith is the temporary belief in the unseen with the knowledge and expectation that you will inevitably see that which you focus so intently on. Allow your faith to guide and lead you.

From my experience, an abundance of rewards come when we take risks and maintain the necessary faith that it will all work out; eventually it does. Taking risks sounds riskier than it is; you simply have to step out on faith. Walk in the understanding that you were not born to fail. Whenever I see a void, I never wait to see if someone else can fill it. Never sit and watch as things happen, never. You have the necessary tools at your disposal to create anything yet so many of us are satisfied with someone else doing it for us; snap out of it. Grab your destiny by the horns and build your dream. What are you waiting for?

It takes no effort to witness a miracle; creating one is equally laborious.

To The Top!
Joe Paul

Morning Cup of Joe – Control Your Destiny

People are going to establish their own opinions about you, most of which are going to be negative and against you; expect it. Others may even be bold enough to publicly cheer against you. As a winner, you must learn to develop blinders that keep you focused on the task at hand and not on the ill-wishers. It is unrealistic to expect that everyone will be on your side; work as if it’s just you and God.

This may come as a shock to some but there are people who do not want to see you succeed. I would even go so far as to say that there are some who even pray for your failure. In some cases, these same people are disguised as friends and/or supporters; all the while they are secretly hoping that you miss your mark. I am here to tell you that their opinions don’t matter.

Although others opinions about our destiny should not matter, we should use those words as motivation. You can turn negative situations into the fuel necessary to drive you to accomplish your goals. What motivates me most is when someone believes that I can’t do something. I’ve eliminated the apostrophe t from my vocabulary and so should you. There will be people who will think that you cannot win and there will be people who will hope to see you lose; your only mission is to prove them wrong.

When you prove people wrong, you are proving who was right all along. The only person in control of your destiny is YOU!

To The Top!
Joe Paul