Live like you mean it means what?

What does living like you mean it mean? It means we think of each day as our very first day and our very last day.

The joy and wonder of new and precious.

The peace and contentment from living with purpose, intentionally and gratefulness.

Like yesterday: Morning run to Magic Kingdom Guest Relations to double check theme park pass validation. Run home, shower up, drive to Disney’s Contemporary Resort to meet old friends. Monorail to Magic Kingdom, Steam Train to Frontierland, walk to lunch. Return to Contemporary.


Disney motivational Speaker jeff noel


Disney World Guests


Map My Run screen shot


Disney World Guests


Disney World Guests


Live like you mean it means what?

It’s up to each of us to decide. It may mean something different every single day.

How cool is that?

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Welcome to Lane 8

Welcome to Lane 8. Hope you had a GREAT experience at the 2009 Master’s World Championships, in Lahti Finland.

I believe, “If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough”.

My name is jeff noel, I’m an American from Orlando, Florida.  My wife and I have been married for 26 years and we have a nine-year old son.

Our son has three teddy bears (exactly the same).  He told me I had permission to bring the one with the torn ear.

My impossible goal is to make it to Lane 8.  You know, the worst lane and the one the slowest runner gets.

My son asked me, “Dad, you want the worst lane, and you would even feel great about finishing last”?

“That’s right, son, even if I’m last, I would feel great”!, I respond back, smiling.

After a short pause, I add, “Lane 8 in the finals, at the World Championships.  Although you are last, you’d still be in the top eight in the entire world”.

That would be impossible for an ordinary person like me.

Understand?  Good.  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Gold Medal?

Yes. Gold medal effort.  That’s all I can ask of myself, “Did I do my best”?

Yes, I did.

“Will you do your very best”?

These two crazy dreamers (below) claim, “If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough”.

These two are crazy dreamers
These two are crazy dreamers
Lane 8 & Jack
Lane 8 & Jack
Runners, to your mark
Runners, to your mark

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Always Do Your Best

Do your best.  How can anyone complain if they’ve done their best?

While it is quite tempting to want to be the best, for many, simply doing your best is gold-medal worthy.

What could be a sad thing for many dreams, is that people sell themselves short because they think winning a medal is the only measure of greatness.

Twice yesterday, I witnessed two athletes finish dreadfully last in their preliminary heats.  They received more applause than the winners.


You tell me.

Perhaps, because deep down inside of each of us, is a desire to try as hard as that person, but we don’t have the courage to risk that kind of “embarrassment”.

When people aren’t concerned about what others think, they can do extraordinary things.

For an adult who’s never been able to read, and they work desperately hard to try to – then one day they are able to read a kindergarten book.

Gold medal.

Ya with me?  Please don’t sell yourself short.  Do your best, no matter what others think.  This is what I tell myself everyday.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂