Confession time



(photo: Disney characters and NOEL Christmas decoration in a Disney fanatic’s home.)

Confession time. It’s tough to walk the talk.


Because of the high probability some will be offended, and our distaste for offending others.

And then those people (your friends, colleagues, Family) will call you arrogant. And they’ll do it behind your back and gossip about you.

This is the first and best sign you have a passion that you can’t contain.

But you may never fully unleash it because you’re too worried about what others think.

Important to note:

Over time we’ve all been jealous of another’s success, or angry at our lack of success. Or both. Our colleague’s success is an unintentional spotlight on our personal issues.

Also over time is the ability to rise above this.

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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.


  1. Jeff,

    It kind of reminds of a quote I saw the other day…something like, “Be careful of the ones who don’t applaud when you are successful.” There will be people who feel they have to have a reason to be either jealous (wishing they had your passion) or angry (wishing their lives contained such good fortune). Their favorite phrase may be, “Not to take anything away from that person’s success, but…” It’s really not you they are bashing – it’s a reflection of their own personal demons that they are dealing with.

    Rejoice for those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn. And in the meantime, unleash the passion beast! 🙂


  2. Bob, good morning, it’s always nice to hear from you. Your perspective and your wisdom is always welcomed.

    You inspired a re-reading of, and an additional edit, to the post. Thank you for that.

  3. “As iron sharpens iron, so does one person sharpen another.” Proverbs 27:17

    Thanks for helping to sharpen me, and I pray I do the same for you.

  4. Jeff,

    Love reading your posts/blogs, etc. They are exactly what I need almost too often. Keep up the good work.

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