What’s Your Plan Today?

Are You Prepared For Today's Battle?
Are You Prepared For Today's Battle?

Have you spent time formulating your game plan today?

Are you focused on excellence?

Are you equipped to focus on you top priority? Do you even know what it is?

Will you give it everything, or will it be another excellent day to be mediocre?

The good news, only the mediocre are at their best everyday.

Life is hard, people are ungrateful, busy and hypocritical. Deal with it. Be organized and prepared for battle.

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. Hey Jeff, its been a while.

    I spent last week with some very special people helping them formulate “their” plans as they transition from Active Duty back to the civilian world.

    I volunteer with a veteren’s transition group that helps our wounded warriors develop life goals and action plans to achieve them.

    These young men and women were battered and broken both physically and mentally (paralysis, amputees, traumatic brain injuries, post traumatic stress, loss of sight, hearing, or both, etc.) and still have the desire, courage, fortitude, and determination to overcome these setbacks and the demons that have developed in dealing with them.

    My point here is that there are many people in this world who need help setting goals and developing action plans. Many of us have done this for ourselves to varying degrees of success.

    I’m asking all of us to consider mentoring someone else (vets, youth, down & out, etc.) do the same…

    I can’t sufficiently articulate the emotions you go through when you see someone you guided achieve success especially when they thought they had 0% chance of doing so.

    We will all be better off in the long run.


  2. Skip, it’s amazing (and often inspirational) what you can learn about someone (you, in this case) that you didn’t know.

    Would you consider me copying this and making it tomorrow’s post?

    No pressure.

    You provide a very real glimpse at the price of Freedom. We can all say, “Freedom isn’t free”, but no one knows that better than you.

  3. Skip,
    Both my parents were teachers, so I can totally relate to your feelings. I actually considered it for a while. But a school teacher is not my calling, maybe another kind.

    First of all, Thank you so much for everything you’ve done! You’re calling as a Marine was already so much. And now, you mention your mission with the Veteran’s group. Incredible!

    I can relate a much more minor story, but still along the same lines. I received an e-mail from a former professor. She had two students who were struggling a great deal with their work in her Statics course. She didn’t believe that they would pass the course and needed help. I was humbled that she called upon me to tutor them, especially since she never actually had me for that particular course. One was a Vietnam Veteran and one was an immigrant from Venezuela. Two very different backgrounds. They were both able to grasp the material by the end of the term and pass the course!
    I was even able to witness one graduate, as he was in the same class as my wife!
    I’m so glad I was able to help these two gentlemen!

  4. Craig, every good deed, not matter the size, helps make the world a better place. And every bad deed, well, every bad did is a human frailty.

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