Words of Walt- The Secret of Success

Without getting to into too many of my personal beliefs and the way that children are raised today vs. my upbringing I’ll say this…

I was raised with the idea that nothing in life was going to be handed to me.  If I wanted something in life I had to work for it.  When I was growing up my father worked a full time job, a part time job, and went to school full time; with the idea that when he graduated that he would have a better job and be able to provide more easily for our family.  Because he was constantly working or at school I didn’t see a lot of him for about 5 years.  What I did see is was how hard my father worked.  I saw how much time and care he put in, and the sacrifices that he made for our family, so that we would have our basic needs met.

Extra money was not something that we had a lot of because of the costs of schooling and other bills, so from a young age I learned that if I wanted to go to summer camp, or wanted that new thingabob (you know… I hear Ariel’s got 20) I was going to have to work for it.  This was a mantra that has continued to follow me through my adult life.  I am a full time teacher, who also assists with the marching band, and spring musical at school.  I help my husband (who also works full time) manage our photography business .  I also am an independent travel agent with Charming Travels LLC.  I believe that all this work pays off… it affords me the travel that I so enjoy and the opportunity to experience life the way that I so choose.  I believe that is why I identify and embrace today’s quote.

So here’s the point of today’s post… what Uncle Walt has to say about the secret to success-

“People often ask me if I know the secret of success and if I could tell others how to make their dreams come true.  My answer is, you do it by working.”

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Words of Walt- Words to live by…

I was perusing “The Quotable Walt Disney” that was compiled by Dave Smith in search of today’s “Words of Walt” and I went to the chapter entitled “On Success and Failure.”  I am very often intrigued by what Walt has to say on this subject because he experienced so much on both ends of the spectrum.

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The Quotable Walt Disney compiled by Dave Smith

I found today’s quote to be very inspiration in my own life.  I am hard worker and a bit of a perfectionist.  I strive to do everything with greatness, so I am going to take today’s quote to heart.

“Get a good idea, and stay with it.  Dog it, and work at it until it’s done, and done right.”

I know how this applies to my personal life, and I believe that the Disney Corporation is still following this mantra in regards to its parks and ongoing projects.  The imagineers develop ideas and they run with it, making sure that it’s perfect before they release it to the public.  I am excited to see the new ideas that are coming to the parks in the new future, like Toy Story Land, Star Wars; Galaxy’s Edge, the Tron coaster, and so much more 🙂

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