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Lane 8 What You Should Know

Can’t explain how my brain works, all I can tell you is that it is constantly turning, churning and burning.  So, this morning, like every morning after the initial routine is done, the process of writing five daily blogs begins.

Lane 8 is third in the order in which I write the five daily blogs. Stay with me, there’s a point to this.

Arriving at the WordPress Blog admin page, I create “a blank sheet of paper“.  Then I pause, think about what to write and get started.  Usually, something from the day before, or something from today’s agenda, is where the inspiration comes from.

Today is a bit more unusual. Click here to see what inspired today’s post.  Make it a GREAT day. It’s completely up to you, isn’t it?

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Lane 8 You Tube video virus

It’s amazing how difficult it is to stay focused over the long haul.

We’ve all seen people get motivated, set, and then achieve big health goals.  And then some time later, they fail.  They regress, almost predictably.

There’s a missing link. Staying there.

That’s where I come in. You will see, from my own struggle in real time, the simple secrets to long-term success. It amazes me how viral the right thing can become.

But you’re gonna have to want to follow. I can’t make you.  It’s completely up to you.  Always has been. Always will be.  Dream big. Get there.  STAY THERE!

Bonus: Another Lane 8 You Tube video found and placed in cyberspace – Australian Masters Athletics website.

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Lane 8 Needs Motivation

Lane 8 Needs Motivation. Daily.  Period.

Ya with me?  DAILY.

Was reminded of that yesterday after giving a speech, a man asked me privately, “How do you motivate people”?

Without any hesitation, because it’s a common question, “If you want to motivate others, you need to be motivated yourself”.

It’s the first and only rule of motivation. Enthusiasm is the most contagious thing in the world.  The second most contagious thing in the world is the opposite.

The lack of enthusiasm.  Admit it or not, everyone takes their cue from you.

When you look in the mirror, are you a mountain or a molehill?

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Lane 8 Digresses?

Lane 8 Digresses?  Maybe.  Maybe not.

You know this if you’ve been following Lane 8 for a few months, the thesis at Lane 8 is taking care of our priceless physical gift – our body.

You have also come to discover the sub-thesis here is that goals should be impossible.

So why all the Suomi (Finland) Ski Jumping stuff?  Call it a mental break from the physical focus.

In fact, the day all the Lahti Ski Jumping videos were shot was a rest day at the Masters Track & Field World Championships.

Rest is critical to physical (and mental and spiritual) health.  So just enjoy this diversion and expect the break to be over soon.  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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How Was That America?

America, and the rest of the World, here are a few jeff noel midlife You Tube videos from the famous Lahti, Finland Ski Jump arena:

Never in my entire life have I seen this in person:

Amazing side, close up view:

The next (2011) WMA Masters Track & Field World Championships are in Sacramento.  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂