Down shot of a cup of coffeeA great day to you, I will like to share a story with you.

A group of alumni, with good jobs, got together to visit their old university professor.

The conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite – telling them to help themselves to the coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: “If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups have been taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases, it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink.

What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups… And then you began eyeing each other’s cups.

Now consider this: Life is the cup of coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of life we live.

Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee. Savor the coffee, not the cups! The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

The type of car, house or assets you have is not what life entails, it’s your attitude with or without those things that showcase the kind of life you live. Live each day in full reference to God and be determined to be happy.

ACTION: Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. 

Written by:

Ajayi Adebayo Success
Sustainable Learning Performance Coach.
Twitter: @successbayo.
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www.successwithinint.com

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