The paradox of midlife conviction

Steve Prefontaine
Steve Prefontaine would have turned 65 yesterday. He tragically died in a single car accident in 1975.


The paradox of (midlife) conviction.

Much of Mid Life Celebration’s original vision has come true, yet much remains.


Because the world is asking for my Disney expertise.

i am quietly and consistently working to give the world what it wants.

i believe that a vision works best when evolution is in the DNA; change is not only welcomed, it is necessary.


Just finished reading today’s Seth Godin’s post and he’s promoting Persuadable, a new book hypothesizing that great leaders change their minds.




On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.


What Needs To Be Done?

North Cascades Highway, Washington State, 1983
North Cascades Highway, Washington State, 1983

Yesterday’s echo of “find a million ways to do what needs to be done” is critical.

Making tough, thoughtful life decisions seems elusive for most of us.

Do you know what the single greatest challenge is?

Life is unpredictable.

This is why having a strong foundation is so critical.

And being flexible, without sacrificing our priorities, is the midlife mountain we must climb.

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Roll With Mid Life?

Yes, we should “roll with it”, mid life, that is.  There is no avoiding it.  Is there?  Maybe if our lives are cut short, we could avoid mid life, but that’s really the only way.  Who wants that?

Not me.  So what can a person do?  Why not “roll with it“.  A phrase I learned a long time ago.  It means to take whatever you are given and “roll with it“, or make the most of it.

If you can’t change what you are given or presented with, why not make something good from it?  Because if we don’t, then we are destined, it would seem, to complain.  Who wants that? Here, let me demonstrate how simple this concept is. Please pay attention, it’s over in ten seconds.