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Life Is Good @ 1 Push Up A Day

Life Is Good if you can do one push up per day.  Do that for a week.  Then, the next week, do two push ups per day.

Continue to add one push up per day, for every week since you started.

Oh wait, I can already read your mind, “This is stupid”.

If I fail at anything, it’s almost always because I don’t stick with it.

Over a decade ago, I vowed to accept the challenge contained in this post.  I thought, “How hard could it be.  Seriously”?

Sticking with it has created a life-changing path for me.  If you have any motivation in you, may I challenge you to read this – Hello World

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

PS.  I did this for two years – 104 pushups in one day.  Now I do 40, two or three times per week.

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Professional Speaker

Professional Speaker.

That’s what I do.  I talk and people listen.

How scary is that?

Pretty scary.   Everyone staring at you, expecting you to be smart and funny.

Because I’m hard-wired for excellence, I’m always looking for ways to become smarter and funnier.

You know, to become a better Professional Speaker.

I’ve taken to writing.  Seriously.

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Overachiever?  Maybe.

Living with regret?  Doubtful.

If you’re goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough.

Audacious.  Yep!  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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Dude, You’re in Incredible Shape!

Vince said, “Dude, you’re in incredible shape”.

Shirtless, I stopped by the front office after my training run early this morning, sweating profusely from the tropical Florida humidity.  I wanted to check on something my wife was working on for next year.

The office manager and I were talking when Vince made his comment.

Vince knows the manager.  In fact, Vince helps out  at our Sanibel Island Resort and is an absolute bright ray of friendly sunshine, enthusiasm and hospitality.

“One push up a day”, I casually commented back.

“One push up a day”?, Vince relied, surprised.

“Yep”.

Vince knows I’m heading to Helsinki, Finland in three weeks to represent the United States at the Master’s World Championships.   The manager does not, unless Vince tells him.

It’s amazing how we can look at someone and wonder what they do, or don’t do, to lead a healthy life.

Same thing with a person’s attitude, eh?

We can tell, just by a person’s demeanor, whether they have passion or not.  Of course, there are some exceptions to this, but not many.

I hope I can stay passionate about four things:  Mind, Body, Spirit, and Money.

Self-Control, Surrender, Service.  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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Life’s A Beach?

“Life’s a beach”.

Ever heard that one?

I think it’s a spin-off of, “Life’s a bitch, and then you die”.

I look at those two phrases and am reminded that we have a choice.  We always have a choice.

Over our attitude.  Maybe nothing else, but certainly our attitude.

And no one ever said choosing was easy.  It can be extremely difficult.  But we do get to choose.

And I believe I must choose the positive attitude versus the negative attitude.

If this bores you or seems too elementary, go look in the mirror and ask yourself, “Am I a mountain of positivity or a molehill”?

What?  You do have a mirror, right?

I just looked.  Looks like I’m an antagonist this morning.

I chose it on purpose.  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

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What Would You Choose?

What would you choose?

Jimmy Buffett or Bob Marley?

It was a pretty easy choice.  Bob Marley.

I’ve been listening to Jimmy Buffett since Sunday afternoon.

The writing has been coming pretty easy.  The hard part is, I have so many ideas.  So much inspiration.

Isn’t that one of the keys to life, or anything for that matter, inspiration?

Well, right now, I’m inspired to finish this post.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂