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When i returned to Disney, i never told another soul

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To teach is to learn twice.

 

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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Rejoice

Having Family support is critical for our Olympic athletes

Returned from a week on Sanibel Island (driving through the north end of our hometown, below) only to leave again this morning… on a mission…

Space Mountain photos

Having Family support is critical for our Olympic athletes. And I’d like to thank mine right now for theirs.

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How Can You Tell?

Three great spiritual reminders from London Olympics

When we’re told, we never remember. When we experience it, we never forget…

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Three great spiritual reminders from London Olympics:

  1. Conviction is at the center of a great spirit
  2. A contagious spirit overcomes adversity
  3. A great spirit is easily recognizable, even when it’s quiet

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May 2009

Are Baby Boomers Cool?

Are Baby Boomers, and even Gen X-ers cool?

Totally!

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 🙂