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Make It Simple

Two Gifts We All Share

Two Gifts?
Two Gifts?
  1. Focus
  2. Discipline

We are all born with these two indispensable gifts.

Skeptical?

Do remember how you learned to walk?

Let’s review:

  1. Focus
  2. Discipline

Have a GREAT day!

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Are You?

Are You Aware?

How Many of You Are There?
How Many of You Are There?

Two really basic questions today:

  1. What are you?
  2. Who are you?

Which leads us to more questions.

How do you know?

How do you define yourself?

How do others define you?

Is there a difference?

Does it even matter?

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Second Spring

Simple Is As Simple Does

Are You Paying Attention?
Are You Paying Attention?

Simple is elusive.

Focus is elusive.

Determination is elusive.

Humility is elusive.

Unless your life purpose is clear.

Reading yesterday’s post had me question my humility.  You read it and you saw “I did”.

The thing you should understand (in case you don’t) is that there are many people who can tell you what should be done and why, but they themselves can not – not nearly to the extent they preach.

It seemed to me, there was an opportunity for a common man (perhaps a Father) to step up and try it differently.

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End Of The First Year

Five Times A Day – Part One

Most posts I write are relatively brief; however, this one may take a while. And bailing at this point is up to you.

But may I just say one thing before you go, and it’s something I’ve always known.  In fact, I honestly believe every one knows this.

The difference between those who are excellent, versus those who are good or very good, is three things:

  1. Focus
  2. Discipline
  3. Hard Work

In February, I recall a conversation with our son (then eight) that went like this, “If you want to be a good reader, you should read a lot.  If you want to be a good runner, you should run a lot.”

He was doing his nightly reading homework, and I was doing my nightly stretching in preparation for the August Masters Track & Field World Championships in Finland.

Then the epiphany, “If you want to be a good writer, you should write a lot.”

So I set out on a 100-day challenge.  Write every day. Perhaps a stretch with one daily blog, but I had set up five blogs.

How in the hell heck does a person write five blogs a day, every day?

Impossible.

Well, maybe not impossible for 100 days, right?  I mean, apply the keys to success – focus, discipline and hard work.

One-hundred days.  “You can do it, dude”, I said to myself.

To be continued….

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October 2009

jeff noel Google Front Page

jeff noel @ Top Of Google Search.  Well, yesterday anyway.  Who knows what today will bring.  Usually, jeff noel.com is in Google’s top four on Google’s front page.

Not bad for someone doing this as recently as I have.  What’s the secret?

Making common sense, common practice.   You’ll hear this over and over again.  Why?  Because, very simply, it’s what I believe.  Period.

Common sense earned it’s nickname long ago.  Why?  Because, well, because, if I have to explain it, it’s not going to make any (common) sense.