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Do you go for the cup or the coffee?

A group of very successful former students got together with their college professor.  They started complaining about stress in their lives.  The professor went to the kitchen and soon returned with a pot of coffee and a variety of cups— some plain and some exquisite—and told the students to help themselves.

Everyone helped themselves to the coffee, still complaining about their stressful lives.  The professor, after a few minutes said, “I couldn’t help but notice that you chose all the more expensive cups for your coffee.  And I couldn’t help but think that that is the source of your stress.”

“What do you mean, professor?” the former students said.

“All you really wanted was the coffee,” the professor said, “not the cup, but you chose the best cups and even eyed one another’s cups.  If life is like coffee, then the prestigious things that cause you stress are just the cups, tools to hold life without changing the quality of your life.  When you look only at the cup, you fail to enjoy the coffee.”

Enjoy your coffee as you work positive and live positive today.



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