Taught early on to play it safe, unfortunately this lasts a lifetime

Orlando Elementary School intersection crossing
Out for an early morning run, waiting for traffic signal to cross safely


Orlando Elementary School intersection crossing
Frequently crossing this intersection, but rarely seeing a crowd, except for today


Orlando Elementary School intersection crossing
Taught early on (rightfully so) to play it safe. Unfortunately this lasts a lifetime for many.


Midlife is for taking risks.

If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted on the Sistine floor.  – Neil Simon

Funny, right?

When it’s someone else denying their potential, but what about when’s it’s us?

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PS. Correction: Our entire life is for taking risks, and midlife becomes our last great chance to get back on track.


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,

    I know – I am dealing with this now in my own life. I never was good at taking risks unless they were calculated risks where I had a good idea of the outcome. But now I am trying to stretch out and take those as they come!


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