Dear Son, The One Most Important Thing About Effort Set the bar (goal) low, reach it and always wonder what might have been. Dear Son, the single greatest thing you must embrace about effort is this: effort and results are directly proportional. 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.