It seems that as we push further and further along our journey that the world around us is getting noisier and noisier. A circumstance that we need to address as we can. Is it indeed noisier… or are we just looking more and more for solitude and peace so that we can reflect on that which we want in our lives. Noise, narrowly defined, is unwanted sound and yet we know that there is noise on many levels in our lives and we all have our level of tolerance for noise and what we can do with it. Our circumstance or situation can dictate our view on noise, and we can use this as our filter for what is in noise and what is not. Noise at a macro level brings us right back to one of the key tenets of our high performance life, that is, we have agency over how we live and what we do, and we can do more when we work to optimize the journey, in this instance by blocking out noise and listening to that which aligns with our mission, passion and purpose.