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 🙂

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.