Dear Son, One Of The Greatest Lessons In Trying Experiment with every free opportunity to try something out of your comfort zone. Dear Son, one of the greatest lessons I’ve learned about trying things is that you can never make progress by not trying. Next Blog 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.