Upward or downward spiral? Thriving or surviving can be confusing to look at. Just like here, bicycle looks like it’s heading uphill when in fact it’s on a steep decline. Culture works for you or against you.dad • • • • • This website is about our SPIRIT. To enjoy today’s post about our WORK, click here. 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. View all of jeff noel's posts.