The best we can do is very often less than we hope for As kids, we ran everywhere, and this tree was simply an acorn next to a pole The insidious destruction of our motivation happens almost invisibly Eventually, there will no longer be any sign of the pole The best we can do is very often less than we hope for. Let’s not let less than we hope for be enough to convince us it’s not worth it to continue. Next Blog 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. View all of jeff noel's posts.