What a Chicken$#it

What a chciken$#it.

My friend couldn’t wait a few more seconds to finish watching an inspiring, one-minute You Tube video.

It was 62 seconds long.  Come on.  Seriously?

It didn’t reach him emotionally, I guess.  Didn’t engage him, perhaps. Maybe I’m a sap for thinking these things are inspirational.

I asked, “Did you see the guy with no legs running at the very end”?

Maybe the focus on athletics was a turnoff.  Maybe not.  It’s a complete mystery to me.

But you know what?  I really admire this person and think I can learn as much from him as he can from me.

The man with no legs, he runs the same race as me – 400 meters – he almost made the South African Olympic team.

The Olympic Team!!!!

Are you kiddin’ me.

How is that possible?

Anything is possible.  But you have to believe it.  I believe he’ll watch it this time.

But then again, I’ve been wrong before.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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.


  1. No typo. Just a little frisky. Practicing for the ineviatble intimidation I’ll be tempted to feel on the Finland track.

    When one “goes into battle”, so to speak, one should be perpared to battle.

    Ya with me? 🙂

  2. Just ask Meg. Every time that this commercial came on. I dropped what I was doing and just stared at the TV. It’s so inspiring!
    I actually don’t feel bad today, since I ran this morning. But most other days, it’s very convicting!

    (Also, kind of funny to comment on the same post I commented on over a year ago!) 🙂

  3. How cool is that you would drop what you where doing?

    Glad you got to run today. Never give up.

    Stumble. Fall. Sure, it happens.

    But give up?


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