In love with your morning routine?

inspiring quote
Easy to gloss over. Dangerous too.


What’s your routine each morning after you awaken?

How many times does your clock sound before your feet hit the floor?

(let’s agree not everyone sets a clock to go off, and not everyone has feet…i’m fully aware there are exceptions to literally everything – except death – so the use of generalizations has a place in our world)

What are your dominating thoughts the first 5, 10, 15, or 30 minutes?

Gratitude, hope, purpose?

Resentment, dread, confusion?

Writing helps me process where i’ve been, where i’m at, and where i’m going.

What do you do to process those three things?

Every morning we awaken, our routine begins again.

In love with your routine?

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This website is about our MIND. To read today’s post about our BODY, click here.


Just another ordinary day

Orlando sunrise
Was compelled to climb out onto the roof.


Yesterday, a Saturday, began like every other ordinary day.

Like the 2,500 previous (and consecutive) days, i was up early to start the morning routine.

This includes two hours of reading, praying, thinking, and writing.

Along comes the predictable sunrise, but this one was different.

It compelled me to crawl through a window onto our roof.




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.


The virtues of focus and discipline are not self-evident

Attitudes salon in Valparaiso
A divine sign near the beginning of yesterday’s run. Attitude IS everything.


Up early.

Three morning prayers.

Write five blogs.

Go for a run.

Meet friends, and fellow business owners, for breakfast.

Tour their facilities.

Two flights to get home.

Some texts with encouraging news about future business with two different clients.

Conversation with fellow passenger which may lead to future business.

Ice cream at Twistee Treat drive thru for dinner on the drive home.

Catch up with wife and son.


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