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“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. ” – Walt Disney
Walt Disney, who often struggled just to feed himself, had to declare bankruptcy in 1920. In 1923, he made his way to Hollywood with just $40 in his pocket. $40 and a sketchbook!
In 1928 Walt and a few friends, by the names Mickey and Minnie, took the world by storm in “Steamboat Willie”. Unsuspecting movie viewers were witnessing the birth of a legend! The rest is most definitely Entertainment History.
Can you imagine the flack Walt Disney must have caught when, penniless, he’d sit in the corner sketching?! No doubt he was called everything from a dreamer to a loser. Fortunately, he knew that it’s not the name they call you that matters. It’s the name you answer to that counts.
“If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.” – Walt Disney
The creator of an absolute empire was knocked down more than once, but he came out a winner because he never stayed down.
How about you?
How much fight is in you? Has life knocked you around – maybe even knocked you down? Are you on the ground, cowering in the corner, or are you up fighting back with all that’s in you?
The fight isn’t over until someone’s knocked out or gives up. Instead of throwing in the towel, use it to slap life on the butt with a resounding snap!
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney
Go do something impossible!
Make each moment count double,
The Mental Spark Plug