Take a cue from the greatest teacher on the planet

College soccer player sitting on soccer ball waiting for summer practice


(photo: Colorado State University female soccer player sitting on soccer ball as sun barely breaks the horizon – eager to get started?)

Lean In is a best selling book from Cheryl Sandberg.

Lean (just lean, no in) is also a remarkable concept for wellness.

Observe nature.

Stunningly lean.

Survival depends on it, except for the hippo, elephant, and whale.

Lost three pounds in the four day trip to Fort Collins.

Didn’t try to.

Diggin’ 154 though.

The payoff for not quitting is progress.

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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.


  1. Patty, it is over the course of time (10, 20, 30 years), long after any new wellness honeymoon effect is gone that the real work is required – the work of staying there.

    Dream big Get there. Stay there.

    Soon enough, our discipline and motivation will get aggressively tested – over and over again – as we fight off the demons of overconfidence, boredom, injury, time, distractions, competing priorities, etc.

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