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Wrong

Can’t Be A Prophet In Your Home Town Of Disney World

jeff noel’s head & camera, bottom center…Lahti, Finland 2009 Masters World Championships.

Literally no one you know wants to listen to your story. But leave town, and your story captivates all who have ears to listen. This is what makes the Internet so compelling.

America’s life-work balance expert. Few in Orlando believe it, but…

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WMA 2009 Videos

Did You Pee Your Pants?

Ever put yourself out there? Out there farther than you ever have? I know how you felt, you felt just like I describe at the end of this 37-second You Tube video:

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Maybe It's Impossible

Do Your Best (Always)

If you looked back exactly one year ago, do you remember what you where doing and why?

Lane 8 archive from exactly one year ago today, while in Lahti, Finland representing the United States at the 2009 Masters World Championships:

Do your best.  How can anyone complain if they’ve done their best?

While it is quite tempting to want to be the best, for many, simply doing your best is gold-medal worthy.

What could be a sad thing for many dreams, is that people sell themselves short because they think winning a medal is the only measure of greatness.

Twice yesterday, I witnessed two athletes finish dreadfully last in their preliminary heats.  They received more applause than the winners.

Why?

You tell me.

Perhaps, because deep down inside of each of us, is a desire to try as hard as that person, but we don’t have the courage to risk that kind of “embarrassment”.

When people aren’t concerned about what others think, they can do extraordinary things.

For an adult who’s never been able to read, and they work desperately hard to try to – then one day they are able to read a kindergarten book.

Gold medal.

Ya with me?  Please don’t sell yourself short.  Do your best, no matter what others think.  This is what I tell myself everyday.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Scroll down for today’s part II (Gold Medal)

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Impossible Is For Amateurs

World Championship Type of Day?

A Wave Of Indescribable Feelings
A Wave Of Indescribable Feelings

Short and sweet, year ago today, in Lahti, Finland, I was pursuing a childhood dream to represent the United States at the Olympic Games.

Here’s what it felt like.

These stories are meant to trigger your memory of your childhood dreams and to summon your vivid imagination to see if there’s still hope.

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Similar Differences

Finland Is The Same, But Different

Is That A Number 3 Meal?
Is That A Number 3 Meal?

One of the things you learn if you travel, is the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Everything is different.

And everything is the same.

Look Closely
Look Closely

Of course, there’s an exception to every rule.

Ski Jumping Is Serious Business
Ski Jumping Is Serious Business

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