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As organized as you want to be

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Scribbled on a Disney Eyes and Ears Cast member Newsletter. One line for each of life’s five big choices: mind, body, spirit, work, home.

As organized as you want to be?

Why not?

What can you do to creatively work on this?

When will you start?

What will you do when you hit obstacles?

What will motivate you to push through all the discomfort that any type of change predictably brings?

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The highlight of the day was

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Yesterday on the Grand Canyon Concourse.

 

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Yesterday while walking around Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

 

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Walking through the convention center second floor.

 

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Additional context.

 

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Walking back to bicycle parking.

 

The highlight of the day yesterday, by far, was my wife coming into the office at 5:15AM and saying she was heading down(stairs).

“Heading down” is code for let’s go do our daily run.

Yes, 5:15AM, on a Monday, in the cold (for us) and dark.

And by the way, 5:15AM, Monday through Friday is our routine, since August 2018.

Beginning at 5:00AM when i awoke yesterday, i was so wrapped up in catching up after being in South America last week that i had actually forgotten about the morning run.

 

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Where you set the bar is always an obligation

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Daylight when i arrived yesterday and dark when i left.

 

Most people don’t aim for a great life because they settle for a very good life or even an ok (average?) life.

Remember, there is no harm and no foul with where you set your life’s bar.

What is critical for happiness – and most people ignore this – is that you can’t wish for more or better and leave the bar set where you set it.

Also, a high bar doesn’t automatically equate to happiness either.

If the habits and rituals you carry aren’t serving you – no matter where your bar is set – how will you respond long-term?

 

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Motivation is like a campfire

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Motivation is like a campfire, unless you continue to feed it, it will go out.

 

Motivation is like a campfire.

If you’ve camped overnight in the wilderness and had a fire, you were probably assigned the task of fetching firewood.

Caveman TV they call it.

Something magical about a campfire.

Ghost stories, jokes, reminiscing, smores, etc.

Everyone goes to bed.

In the morning, the flames are gone. A flat layer of gray ashes covers what used to be a pyramid or square shaped log pile engulfed in flames.

If you address the fire first thing in the morning by stirring the ashes and resting some wood on top of the now uncovered embers, you can walk away and the fire will restart on its own.

If you wait too long in the morning to do this, you will have to start over to rebuild a fire – as if there was never a fire there in the first place.

Motivation is like this.

Tend to it and it will burn as long as you feed it.

Neglect it and it’s like starting over.

 

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Organized for firsts?

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The 50-mile long Going-To-The-Sun Road opened two days ago, June 17, 2016. Family visit in 40 days.

 

 

Find a million ways to stay motivated.

 

It spontaneously came out of my mouth one day while answering a Disney Institute class participant’s question that went something like this:

“But Jeff, you don’t understand, our business is way different from Disney. What would you recommend we do to create our own industry specific Magic?”

I repeat:

 

Find a million ways to stay motivated.

 

One way (of the million ways) is to have fun with it. i have a small (but growing) list of firsts i keep track of:

Firsts:

  • First freeze of the season (a rare occasion, one worth noting, often damaging sub-tropical plants)
  • First morning hearing a Robin singing  (our unofficial start of Winter)
  • First morning the temperature reaches at least 70 degrees (our unofficial start of Spring)
  • First morning the temperature dips below 70 degrees (our unofficial start of Fall)
  • First day i see the caladiums break through the soil (another unofficial start to Spring)
  • And two days ago, a new “first” was added – The first day Going-To-The-Sun Road opens (someday be there when it happens)

 

Find a millions ways is not a theory.

 

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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