When will our teacher arrive, the one that changes our actions?

Abraham Lincoln quote on life's purpose
The purpose of life is to live with purpose


The underling goal from posting five daily, differently-themed blogs, comprised of (mostly) short and pithy messages, is this:

Can I get under your skin just enough and into your heart enough to compel you to ask yourself tough questions why you’re not living like you mean it as much as you’d like to.

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

To tackle today in a balanced way, I love jumping from mind (this blog) to body (this blog).


By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Jeff,

    This reminds me of a thought process that took place in the 1920s that changed the art world forever. This avant-garde thought process asked the question, “What is art?” Up to that point, art was assumed to be defined simply by the aesthetic beauty found in the object or painting – the beauty guaged the “artworthiness.” However, the avant-garde thought process redefined art as something more like, “Does it get your attention? Does it make you think?” It moved from “does it look good” to “how does it grab you.”

    Likewise, your goal isn’t to write to make me feel good or for me to admire how well something is written. If that is all you decide to do, then lots of people do that – there are plenty of books on the bookstore shelves that purport to make people feel good. However, your goal is to make me think…did it grab me?

    Simply put, your goal is working. How do I know? Because I wrote this comment to this blog posting – you made me think.


  2. Bob, your middle paragraph is like a blessing from God. Just knowing that someone “gets it” helps alleviate the sometimes loneliness that comes with traveling an unworn path.

    Thank you for your gift.

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