American Idol and the art of chasing your dream

American Idol audition photo
American Idol 2015


Were you uncontrollably inspired yesterday?

American Idol and the art of chasing your dream. Was originally attracted to Idol because of Simon Cowell’s brutal honesty – it provided inspiration during some tough years at Disney and Disney Institute.

Fell away from Idol for a few years, but currently hooked again, with renewed commitment.


Unusually inspired by the artistry, and the overwhelming risk-taking that must be present to stand out in a sea of hopefuls.

Kinda like our own personal world, eh?

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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. Great post, Jeff. I was just reading that the state of flow, and any growth for that matter, absolutely requires taking risks. We either dare to live our best (epic) life by risking, or we play it safe and live in the harbor.

  2. Shelli, first, thanks for visiting. Second, great metaphor with the harbor.

    It really comes down to what makes us happy.

    If we never want to leave the harbor, we need to stop taking about distant shores.

    If we long for distant shores, we need to stop talking about it and no longer stay in the harbor.

    Happy sailing Shelli.

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