Dude, You Is Crazy

“Dude, you is crazy”.

Hardly a day goes by where I don’t feel misunderstood.

Yesterday brought that home more powerfully than usual.

It could be the pressure of the approaching deadlines:

  1.  August 1 –  I fly to Helsinki.
  2.  August 4  – I run the first of three possible 400 meter heats

What if I don’t make it to the semi-finals?

I certainly don’t expect to make it to the finals, but the semi’s, absolutely.

And as a reminder, even though I don’t expect to make it to the finals, that is still the goal.


Because it’s impossible.

Many people I think, rarely, if ever, as an adult, attempt impossible goals.

Because of this, if you are a person who is chasing an impossible goal, your focus, your thinking, your actions, the pressure – it’s very different than normal, everyday type of behavior.

It has to be.

This experience has exposed me to, and taught me, so many things on so many different levels, that I can’t even begin to describe it.

So anyway, I’ll just leave it at that for now.

Make it a great day, because if you don’t, who will.  Remember, I’d rather try and fail, than live with the regret of not knowing.  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

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.