Two keys to having an awesome summer?

desire and courage, like father and son

What are two keys to having an awesome summer?

  1. desire
  2. courage

Remember what I said yesterday? Let’s do this thing.

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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. I don’t know if I’ve ever put summer in the category of a mission where we might need desire and courage. It sounds like a Navy seal covert operation!

  2. Natalie, perhaps I should have clarified the scenario. Anyone who works a demanding corporate gig (say 50-70 hours week), with huge client expectations might see summer “vacation” as a pipe-dream.

    These people (and I know a ton of them) often long for an easier pace during the traditional warmer, more free-spirited summer.

    So for me personally, if I’m going to do it differently this summer, it’ll require desire and courage. And I mean at a level uncommon compared to previous summers.

    PS. Two days ago we took our first dip in the new pool. The small, $150, 3′ deep blow-up pool is history. 🙂

  3. Happy congrats on the new pool! THAT will improve the chances of having the best summer EVER!

    We kicked off The Great Summer of 2012 with a trip to the zoo with my sailor sons who were home on leave, followed by a fun bonfire party and smores… summertime and the livin’ is easy.

    I feel sorry for the corporate types (including my self-employed husband) who have to keep working over the summer…I guess for them it will take desire and courage to find some solid relax and refresh time.

    Thanks for this new perspective!

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