We inadvertently create more dreams

Chick-fil-A bag
Our fire dims and becomes tiny and nearly invisible, like the “i” in Spicy (above).


Normally, when we set out to chase our big dream, we inadvertently create more dreams in hopes of catching something easier that will eventually bring us to the lofty happiness of our original dream.

The hard work to make dreams come true often isn’t very dreamy.

So we stop dreaming.

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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. I’m curious. Trying to delve into the mind that is jeff noel to see how it works. Did you notice the “spicy i” and were therefore inspired to write this post. Or were you out looking for inspiration and as you saw this, you didn’t blink?

    I’m betting it’s your 30+ years of Disney training that has you conditioned to look for inspiration in the minutia that passes before our eyes every second we are awake and aware. 🙂

  2. David, thanks for stopping by. Knowing i wrote this post 100 days ago…i can remember taking the photo when Chapin and i went for an early dinner after school. i remember catching such a small detail, and it “wowed” me. The next day though, when i wrote this post i can’t recall which came first, the photo or the message.

    Couple thoughts: Generally (in the last year or so), i use yesterday’s photos for today’s posts. Of course there are exceptions, but this is the norm. i usually write first and then look for a photo to go with the writing. Sometimes, i reverse it, if a photo holds an insight. The photo gets added and then i start writing.

    So anyway, i don’t remember which came first on this one.

    Merry Christmas.

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