May 2009

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 🙂

May 2009

Writers Cramp?

What exactly is writer’s cramp?

Is it physical or mental? Or, is it both?

I think whatever it is, I have one.

This is my fifth post since waking. I have to get ready, the sun’s about to come up.

Thanks for visiting my blogs. I write them for my son, my family, and for you.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Silent Happiness?

Silent Happiness?

Silence fertilizes the deep place where personality grows. A life with a peaceful center can weather all storms“. — Norman Vincent Peale

I find myself questioning Norman’s thought. Why? Because life is really difficult right now for many, many people. It’s so difficult and uncertain, that many of us, myself included, don’t want to admit it.

Therefore, I fall back on everything I know to be true. God never said it would be easy, He just said we would not have to go alone.

Peace and carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Present Attitude?

“”Happiness is a present attitude – not a future condition“. — Hugh Prather

I can not claim to be an expert in anything, except my own personal opinion.

There was a time in my life, decades really, when I waited for external conditions to influence my happiness. Perhaps I even thought that I was happy, with the daily “partying”. Obviously, I can’t trade those years back for a do-over. And maybe in the midst of all those years, I actually was happy. It’s just that I eventually came to realize, it wasn’t the happiness I longed for.

So, the happiness I feel now, is very different than the past 30 years. It’s a simple and thankful happiness. Breathe in my nostrils, food on my plate, a clean shirt.

It’s my opinion that Hugh Prather speaks the truth. Carpe diem , jeff noel 🙂

Happiness Depends…

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts“. — Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

I hope this doesn’t surprise anyone. If it does, I hope it’s a “good” surprise. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂