You Know This Already

Hello humans, you might not have been aware of this little known fact…

We live. We die. We don’t get to choose any of the cards we’re dealt, only how we play them, blah, blah, blah…

After years, and for some of us, decades, we ought to be applying our cumulative wisdom.

But we’re not.

Here’s what I recently discovered – the shackles at our feet – were never locked. It was only a mirage…life’s ugly disguise.

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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 teach a unit on self-esteem and talk a lot about “Positive & Negative Self-Talk”. Our mind, our feelings towards ourselves is what controls our destiny. They are the shackles. Unfortunately there are often years of hearing negative comments in these kids lives that have to be wiped out before they can believe. The sad part is that the negatives are coming from the adults in our lives. We have to work on getting parents to believe in positive coaching (Life Coaching). Their kids will always be bound by their parents feelings first. Our track team T-shirts always have “Believe and Achieve” as our motto. we have to get the adults on board with this.

  2. Carl, thanks for your perspective.
    Believe and achieve. All great things, however small, flow from this.
    Be the change you wish to see, one of several mantras that has become part of my DNA, and am hopeful to have other adults, like you, create a ripple effect of positivity.

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