Promises, promises and the most obvious midlife discovery prison walls or the gates of Heaven? Promises, promises. Often leading to epic failure. One of the best, and most obvious discoveries in midlife is the realization that whether we quit or don’t quit, both are habits. Next 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. View all of jeff noel's posts.