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Unpolitically Correct

My neighbor served in Vietnam as a “Gunner“.  He operated the machine gun with the long chain of bullets that a second person had to constantly feed it.  He’s one of the sweetest, most gracious, and most caring men on the planet.

He most likely is showing the signs of Agent Orange.

This is not the way his life was supposed to go.  He put his life on the line, for years, so that you and I can walk around in Peace.

So, may I be unpolitically correct and ask you to pray for our troops, even the ones who are your retired neighbors?

Unpolitically correct. Brought to you courtesy, of the Red, White and Blue. Click  here to watch The Angry American, by Toby Keith.

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Be Flexible, Be Focused

Be flexible and  focused.  Words to live by.

And yet, sometimes I don’t want to be flexible.  There are times when intuition provides an obvious answer, and being flexible is out of the equation.

However, there’s a paradox:  When you don’t think flexibility is an option, you look like you aren’t flexible.

There are many who do not look ahead.  This goes against the Boy Scout motto that was ingrained in my young psyche.

Be prepared.

This begs a question:  “Should prepared people lower their standards for people who don’t prepare”?

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Can’t Win ‘Em All

But you can try.  Not every post I write is gonna make your day.  Yet I write with that intent.

Walt Disney said, “Aim for perfection, settle for excellence”.

Vince Lombardi said, “In chasing perfection, we will catch excellence”.

jeff noel said, “If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough”.

Better to try and fail, than not try at all.  Being transparent on the Internet is a gutsy thing to do.  Don’t believe it, you try.   For those who get this and still follow, thank you.

For those critics out there, thank you.  For the cynic, well, I forgive you. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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What’s The Point?

Five blogs daily.  Every single day.  Seven days a week.  Week after week. Month after month.

Maybe there’s something wrong with me.  Maybe there’s not.

“Aren’t you cutting into your Family time”? Maybe.

Maybe not.  When you’re highly motivated, creative and courageous, what can stop you from chasing your dreams.

Wanna know a little known fact?  After Q1, realized that I wasn’t doing what was promised – write for our son.

Told my son, “You want to be a good reader, read a lot.  Want to be a good runner, run a lot.  Want to be a good writer, write a lot”. This led to a 100 day challenge….

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When You Least Expect It, What Happens?

Depends.  Sometimes good things, sometimes bad and sometimes, great things happen.

  • An influential person labels you exceptional
  • An Int’l organization seeking World solutions, asks for a favor
  • Your website hits significantly break several traffic records
  • Your child, with his incurable disease, is healthy today
  • You start to see greater numbers recommending your sites

To whom much has been given, much will be required.  I get that. It scares me a little.  But faith has always seen me through.

Thank you World.  Every day, I work hard to make a difference.  Count on me to seize today, jeff noel 🙂