As they hiked through Zion National Park, jeff noel and his son spotted four insignificant and small stones, carefully stacked by someone desiring to leave a message for others to contemplate and enjoy. At the time, October, Christmas was not on noel’s mind. Today, totally. Merry Christmas from everyone at Lane 8.
Lane 8’s theme this month is “Similar Differences”. Our differences are similar. I love running, but will never push running on someone. I exercise at dawn, but would never say you have to do it then. They only thing I’ll insist on is that you insist on getting started and never quitting. The rest is just individual details. Fair enough?
Two major lessons from yesterday’s Lane 8 blog post:
1. Amazing results happen to anyone who refuses to quit. 2. Trading my USA team jersey was difficult at first, because I had worked so hard to earn it. It was a defining moment in understanding the Olympic spirit and the beautiful appeal of The United States of America’s generosity.
If any of you (Donna, Craig, Bob and a few others for sure) were with jeff noel and Lane 8 early on, you know the story of noel’s childhood dream to represent the United States in the Olympic games. Who knew in 2009, he’d be 50 when it happened? Sure it took a decade of preparation, and sure he could only run 100 meters a day when he began. Quit? Never!
From running one mailbox a day (100 meters) in 1999, jeff noel, America’s Wellness expert began building a healthy foundation with no limits or preconceived notions about how long it would take to get well or how far he could go with his health. That’s one of our Baby Boomer’s biggest obstacles – creating unrealistically short deadlines for results.