We all know the answer to this common midlife dilemma

Mid Life Celebration book and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame marque
How audacious is it to think you could start a movement that would change things?


This quote struck me while sitting in a Cleveland hotel room, sipping the morning’s first cup of coffee.

I just kept on doing what everyone starts out doing. The real question is, why did other people stop?
– William Stafford

We all know why we stop. We don’t share the same exact reason, but we do all pick from the same generic list of excuses.

It took me 30 years to write the first sentence for Mid Life Celebration: rethink • reprioritize • recommit.

Took two more years to finish it.

Took two more years after that to get the guts to commit to publishing.

I get what you get and hear what you hear and fear what you fear, but kept going anyway.

Here’s to you.

(click the link below to get to the horrific Saddam Hussain post told by my cab driver)

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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.