Walt Disney and His Special Secret to Success
“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy.”
~ Walt Disney
BIGG success is life on your own terms. We love Walt Disney’s terms of success. We thought we’d share a few thoughts on each of them:
Innovation stems from imagination. And curiosity is the source of imagination.
Walt Disney was certainly innovative. Just read his Wikipedia bio and count the number of times you see “first” associated with him.
Perhaps Disney’s secret to success lies in maintaining the child-like curiosity of his most ardent fans!
Confidence must be built and maintained. Success breeds confidence, not success.
Confidence flows from belief. Believe in the goodness and importance of your vision. Most of all, believe in your ability to make the fairy tale come true.
For most people, the single biggest barrier to success is fear of failure. Winston Churchill said, “Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”
It doesn’t take courage to act when you’ve won. It takes courage to keep going when you’ve suffered a defeat.
Disney’s first studio went bankrupt. The company we know was his second attempt.
In an uncertain world, one of the greatest traits an entrepreneurial leader can demonstrate is constancy. People crave constancy of vision and values.
And you need it too. It reminds us of our favorite quote, by B.C. Forbes:
“It is when things go hardest, when life becomes most trying, that there is the greatest need for having a fixed goal, for having an air castle that the outside world cannot wreck. When few comforts come from without, it is all the more necessary to have a fount to draw from within. And the man or woman who has a star toward which to press cannot be thrown off the course, no matter how the world may try, no matter how far things seem to be wrong.”
What’s your special secret for BIGG success?
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