Morning Cup of Joe – Take A Chance


You have been very cautious about whether or not you should take risks. You continue to question whether the risk is worth taking or if it is right or wrong. At times, you may even ask yourself if the risk is worth the potential reward. Please understand that the system of Risks and Rewards works hand in hand. You cannot reasonably expect to claim inevitable rewards if you don’t bother taking risks. Understand that I do not mean taking unnecessary risks; I encourage you to take calculated risks that have the potential to yield positive results.

Take a second to imagine that you are standing at the edge of a cliff but you can’t see the bottom. There is either a bed of pillows at the bottom of the cliff or a bed of thorns; you will not know what is down there until you jump. Some people would stop there and not jump thinking that surely the bed of thorns is a more fitting end to their story. Winners understand the importance of taking risks so they would most likely choose to jump and find out.

I for one would jump without even thinking about it just to see where I land. I am almost certain I would land on the pillows; a bit optimistic I guess but thats the power of positive thinking. Perhaps it is due to my deep understanding of the importance of taking chances. I encourage you to start taking risks. Helen Keller once said “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.” This message should be very clear to you. You know what you have to do, now do it.

Take that chance, make that move, and believe that the path you are taking, while it may be laden with obstacles is one that has already been charted for you.

To The Top!
Joe Paul

Morning Cup of Joe – Eyes On The Prize


Sometimes you have to do what you have to do in order to get what you need to get. I’m sure you understand by now and have countless examples confirming this fact and the understanding that nothing worth having comes easily. Well, some things do but that certainly doesn’t mean that they’re worth having. In my humble opinion, anything that comes easily isn’t worth having; that includes everything. The things we work for, we tend to appreciate a little more.

Sometimes you’re going to have to go through extreme lengths to accomplish a particular goal. If you haven’t yet had to experience this consider yourself lucky. If you want something bad enough, you must be willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Whatever it is, be willing to do whatever it takes. At all times, focus on the desired end result. Simply, keep your eyes on the prize. In my lifetime, I have been forced to learn and understand that when the going gets tough, my breakthrough was right around the corner. If things are a little tough right now, hold on because your breakthrough is coming.

Arguably, the toughest part of any journey is neither the start nor the finish; it’s the expedition in between. Remember, you cannot finish if you don’t start; and if you don’t start you can’t win; and if you don’t win, we all lose. We are counting on you to accomplish your dreams. Do what you have to do to get what you need to get. It’s already yours! Believe it then see it!

Without sacrifice and a reasonable amount of calculated risks, you will never know the joy of winning.

To The Top!
Joe Paul