Want To Know The Benefits?

One of the benefits to blogging every day is going through the process of what to write and how to write it. Only people who “journal” or “write a diary” daily can fully appreciate this phenomenon.

And, if I do say so myself, the process of posting it on a public Internet blog for the world to see, adds an untapped benefit that “private writers” have yet to discover.

The daily act requires more effort than occasional blogging, in my opinion. Over time, your creativity and your topics could dry up. Plus, you really have to think long and hard about what you value. And if you ever expect people to “follow your path”, you have to know and study your audience.

“The unexamined life is not worth living”. — Socrates

The Key to Motivation?

The key to motivation, in my humble opinion, is elusive. Know why?

Because most of us don’t have the patience to analyze the question long enough to find the simple answer.

Know what the simple answer is?

A compelling purpose.

It’s profoundly simple. And, simply profound.

Like what my Doctor told me when he said I needed to focus on only two things to lower my cholesterol. Know what those two simple things are?

I know you know. It’s two things and everybody knows. You don’t have to go to medical school to know this. It’s too simple to require an education.

Drum roll please…..

Diet and exercise.


Find a compelling purpose in life. You’ll be so motivated, it will be mind-blowing.

Until you start to hit the obstacles life throws our way.

This is why simple doesn’t mean easy.

Good luck out there today. Hope you stay focused, even when life is throwing you sucker punches. Learn how to fight back.

Motivation is the best defense against a tough opponent. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Will He Make It?

Can I make it to May 31?

Does it even matter?

I’m not sure about either.

So I’m gonna at least try.

Dude, what are you talking about?

Writing five blogs per day for nearly three months straight.

Sometime in February, I can’t remember exactly, I challenged myself to write daily in the five blogs that I am the most passionate about.

Some days, it flows from my mind and heart to the keyboard, like the water over Niagara Fallsa You Tube clip.

Other days, it feels like the Sahara Desert – photos.

If you’ve never written everyday, for an extended period, it’ll challenge you in ways you never thought.

Throw in a full time job, a Family, and all the other privileges and obligations of being a mid-life adult, and it can really be a grind. And, many days, it can really be an awakening.

And so it goes. May 21, 2009. Ten more days.

When was the last time you really pushed yourself? I mean seriously pushed yourself to grow?

Hope you like your answer. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Is hard work the key to success?

What do you think?

If it isn’t hard work, what could it possibly be?

If you’ve been to Lane 8, you know that I’m working on becoming the slowest of the fastest.

If you ever do surf around at Lane 8, you’ll see a different piece of the tapestry of this puzzle I call life.

Bottom-line for me, in my 50 years of life – Hard Work Is The Key To Success!

Have a great week. I know I will. And you can bet I’ll be working hard. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂