When i returned to Disney, i never told another soul

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Note: This post is inspired from a deep Father-Son conversation yesterday about the power of goals.

In the decade from 1999 to 2009, i began running and continuously improved my running using the business insights i taught at Disney Institute.

What began simply as a goal to achieve better health (cholesterol) metrics, slowly turned into an opportunity to see what was possible if i was willing to chase something impossible.

And i love, to this day, that i never told anyone at Disney Institute i was representing the United States at the Masters Track & Field World Championships in the M50-54 age group.

Okay, so two weeks before my “vacation”, i told my boss and one other person.

When i returned, i never told anyone else.


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Way cool!

In 25 days, I have (hopefully) the privilege of turning 50. Seriously,

Of the many blessings and unique things that have happened during those five decades, I have never been an Olympian, nor had a “six-pack”.

Later this summer, I anticipate both becoming reality.

Funny thing though. Neither was a goal I had in mind.

Sure, like some people, I had dreams of these things throughout my lifetime. But never in a million years thought it would come true. And, may I add, I was never longing for, nor hellbent, to accomplish either.

Instead, what did I become passionate about?

Lowering my high cholesterol.

And that is what is leading me to the 2009 Master’s Track & Field World Championships this August.

Feel free to check out this amazing, yet humble, journey to the “old people’s Olympics” at www.Lane8.org .

Our eight-year old son is encouraging me to finish my goal of becoming the slowest of the fastest, out in Lane 8 .

Never let your memories be bigger than your dreams. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂