Believing in something as if your life depended on it is the most powerful position It will always be easier (initially) to back down – this decision could haunt us for a lifetime. Dear Son, believing in something as if your life depended on it is the most powerful position from which to do your art. The insidious danger is our motive isn’t pure. But if it is, nothing can stop you. Next Blog 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. View all of jeff noel's posts.