Belief, Commitment, And Effort Are A Blessing And A Curse A lifelong struggle is required to never lose your sense of commitment. Dear Son, belief, commitment, and effort: we can not live successfully without these. Yet they will also be the hardest things you will ever have to protect during your lifetime. 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.