Wisdom and excellence are friends, not family Yesterday morning. Wisdom is doing today what won’t make a difference until later. Wisdom is also leaving undone that which doesn’t matter, even when it seems so. Excellence at something that isn’t your highest calling isn’t wisdom. 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.