Being Dissatisfied Is Good

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda
Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda

Dissatisfaction may be the motivation you need, if you don’t want to end up with a pile of shoulda, woulda, coulda.

Maybe it won’t.

The quote here is from Skip Gaskill, United States Marine, and a college roommate about 100 years ago.  He wrote two comments on yesterday’s jungle jeff blog post.

Skip, your edginess, your dissatisfaction, and everything else you wrote inspired me, and I’m certain it did others as well.  In your honor, as a United States Marine, I’m reposting your quote for everyone’s benefit.

“Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.” — Ronald Reagan, 40th US President


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. JJ, its 0745 here in DC…34 and raining…the first shot has already been fired across my bow…I’ve got my coffee in one hand and I’m listening to Enter Sandman by Metallica…I’m in a great mood and now I’m smiling at the blog.

    Thanks man.

  2. Hey there Skip, not too familiar with Metallica, but trust your taste in Rock & Roll. You should be smiling. What’s not to smile about. 🙂

  3. Our first daughter Kaci graduated from Virginia Tech and they play Enter Sandman to get the crowd stirred up as the football team runs on the field.

    The stadium erupts and everyone is jumping up and down…an incredible sight.

    It became a favorite of mine. You’d love it.

  4. I love music and jumping up and down.
    Sounds a bit like a party we in a basement somewhere around 1981.

  5. I start most of my days by playing “Golden Dreams” by The Liberty Voices (according to their CD title) while driving to work. Not the same as Metallica but it provides a positive outlook on the day . . “America, you must keep dreaming now, dreaming the promised vow of your pioneers.”

  6. Where would we be without dreams?
    Where would we be without pioneers?
    Where would we be with music?
    And where would we be without friends.
    Thank you David. 🙂

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