Here’s to wishing you a wonderful day, and a wonderful week filled with fun times and family. This is the time of year when we watch more Disney films than any other time of the year. When you think of Disney, you think about family times, laughter, children, and happy endings. But did you ever think about Walt Disney the man? How did it all begin? As a young cartoonist, Walt Disney faced many rejections from newspaper editors, who said he had no talent. He was even fired from one who told him he lacked imagination and original ideas. One day a minister at a church hired him to draw some cartoons. Disney was working out of a small mouse infested shed near the church. After seeing a small mouse, he was inspired. That was the start of Mickey Mouse. How many people would have received a spark of inspiration sitting in a mouse-infested shed? Not many – right? Walt had a sense of magic and wonder inside him that couldn’t be doused. The world is a little more magical because of that. Keep your sense of wonder this week and share it with those you love! Happy holidays and I’m here if you need anything.
Something to Think About
Too often, it’s ridicule and rejection that derails us from our path and our purpose. The next time someone ridicules your idea or tries to derail your plan, just remember the story of Walt Disney.
This week be an encourager. Lift people up. Call ten past clients who touched your life in a positive way and just say thank you. There is powerful momentum in gratitude.
Words of Wisdom
Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards – the things we live by and teach our children – are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings. Walt Disney
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. Walt Disney
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney
It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney
That’s the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up. Walt Disney