If You Never Ask For The Date, The Answer Is Always… Of course we don't know what's up ahead. The fear of rejection is so prevalent in our lives we miss many potential life changing opportunities and live with the nagging regret of lost “what if’s”. Insight: Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Dear Son, trust me on this one. 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.