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#Excuses

Nothing is easier in life than coming up with great reasons why something didn’t work out or why something will never work out.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.

 

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Overcoming the critics is not a theory

Muhlenberg College
A metaphorically lonely photo and a door that appears to be crying out, “Notice me”.

 

Are you quietly dreaming of 2016 being a breakout year?

Are you fully aware that no one cares what you want?

Overcoming “no one cares” is like time travel into the future…arriving at a dreamy state only to discover it is better than the dream.

Here’s what i mean…

No one cares that i’ve written five daily, differently-themed blog posts for 2,469 consecutive days. And no one cares it started as an impossible goal to do it for 100 days only, in preparation for writing a book. And no one cares that i left a wonderfully comfortable 30-year career at Disney to put a dent in the Universe.

Go, even if frightened, even if no one cares.

You care.

Right?

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.

 

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Life is one long “delay of game”

Disney's Space Mountain
Yesterday’s morning run, approx 620am. Space Mountain on the right.

 

Disney's Christmas Day Parade early filming
Disney’s Christmas Day Parade early filming. “Extras” waiting to be part of it.

 

Disney's Christmas Day Parade early filming
Different angle of the anxious and excited “extras”.

 

Disney Keynote Speaker jeff noel
Selfie at 630am to send to client, just for fun, before heading to airport.

 

Disney's Space Mountain
Running home, Space Mountain on the left.

 

Disney Monorail
Space Mountain to immediate left, Monorail heading to “work”.

 

Disney University Building
Disney University always serves as a water station, except it was too early to enter.

 

Apple Watch
Upper right corner of watch, 7:12am. Lower left corner is total milage.

 

Florida swimming pool
Before the quick dip in the pool…before heading to Montreal (in November).

 

Florida swimming pool
After the quick dip. Now time to shower and drive to airport.

 

iPhone Delta app screen shot
Pulled out of driveway at 7:45am. Arrived airport 8:15am.

 

Life is one long “delay of game”.

Sometime around puberty, our ability to dream wide open starts to become censored.

We start defaulting to, “Tomorrow”.

As i like to remind myself, “Today is yesterday’s tomorrow.

 

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This website is about our mental attitude. To leave this site to read today’s post on my physical health website, click here.

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Excuses and progress

New iPad Pro
Yesterday, September 09, 2015 Apple Special Event announcements…iPad Pro above.

 

We can make progress or we can make excuses.

Whichever one we pick becomes our habit.

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Where were you when the world stopped turning?

Epcot sidewalk art near United Kingdom
Found out at 10am.

 

Where were you when the world stopped turning?

Although this morning, June 3, is 100 days from September 11, the shock of what happened that day has been occupying conscious space in my mind the past few days.

Maybe forgetting about emotional drains like this is our way of surviving the endless onslaught of the human condition.

i was at Epcot’s Germany pavilion facilitating a Disney Institute Open Enrollment program with Alicia Matheson.

Everyone knows exactly where they were when they heard.

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