The one thing we need to ultimately avoid professional emptiness The only way that I know to be satisfied professionally is to believe what you do makes a difference. Anything else will ultimately leave us empty. There can be no art in emptiness. Only sorrow and regret. 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.