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5 Lessons from a 3,652 consecutive writing days

Disney Keynote Speaker jeff noel
Ten years x 365 = 3,650. Then add two leap year days (Feb 29) and you have 3,652 consecutive days. There are hundreds of other posts in addition to the (3,652 x 5 =) 18,260.

5 Lessons from a 3,652 consecutive writing days:

  • Slow & steady is true
  • Balance is not a myth
  • Personal daily victory is key to thriving
  • All you have to do to be a writer is to write
  • Never expect a following (this sets you free)

Of course, there are more lessons. These are the first five that surfaced in less than a minute.

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A second huge milestone in 3 weeks

High School basketball WPS
Been running since the year (2000) the seniors were born. Photo: Last night’s home tournament.

 

A second huge milestone in 3 weeks.

It was April 2000 and a Disney Institute colleague and i were discussing how out of shape we were.

i said to Bob, “Hey, can you do one pushup?”

“Yes.”

“Okay, let’s do one pushup a day for a week and the second week do two pushups a day. And keep adding one more pushup for each week we do this.”

He was out after three weeks.

i thought i’d be lucky to last that long too.

Made it 104 weeks.

Also added turtle-pace jogging, to the neighbor’s mailbox.

Mailboxes are 100 meters apart.

Jog one “mailbox” a day for a week. Second week, two mailboxes. And so on.

So yeah, it’ll be 17 consecutive years of physical wellness.

 

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Dear Son

The surreality of the gym

Cross Country trophy
Cross Country is a real sport.

 

The surreality of the gym last night blindsided me. It was you’re first team practice in the weight room. Dude, last night was a big deal. Congratulations.

 

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Dear Son

He’s starting, begrudgingly, to see the light

Brilliant Orlando sunrise
A new day dawning is a metaphor for personal growth. Photo: From my office window.

 

He (the high school freshman) said it was the first time he felt stronger. He is taking personal fitness as a required course. It was an important revelation for him.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our physical health. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s spiritual health website, click here.

 

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Dear Son

We started running yesterday, pretty scary

Walking
Yesterday, Halloween, my son and i began jogging. We went from our mailbox to our neighbor’s mailbox.

 

At 15, and as a High School freshman, our son is seeing things that didn’t concern him before. It’s generally considered a rite of passage that teens start seeing a bigger picture as they mature.

Roughly 75% of his High School participate in sports.

Athletics are a great way to get involved. And a great way to learn how to start taking care of the temple that houses everything keeping us alive.

Our pace was (intentionally) slower than walking, by the way.

 

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