There is no substitute for the work

Residential construction near Walt Disney World
Our home in the background.


Residential construction near Walt Disney World
From our bedroom window, the Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World, on the horizon.


There is no substitute for the work.

Daily writing transforms the way we think. The way we think controls the way we behave. The way we behave controls our destiny.

This 7-year run (writing 5 daily, differently-themed blogs) began as an “impossible” 100-day self-imposed writer’s bootcamp.

It takes two hours a day.


Everyday for nearly seven years (and counting).

The long way is the short cut.

Note: This was written 100 days ago. Today (May 15), as this is published, is the 2,602 consecutive day. Seven years, one month, and 15 days. It blows my mind to think it was to last only 100 days. And honestly, i doubted if 100 days was even possible.




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.


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.