Every story begins with a dream. Walt Disney set out to realize his with a big break in Tinseltown. It was not without hardship or heartache, but Walt was not the kind for quitting. If he had a vision for something, he would dog it ’til it was done. His story backs up a motto he seemed to live by, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Courage was not something Walt ever appeared to lack and I imagine it’s because he had the understanding that if you don’t take big risks, you’ll never know what you’re capable of, or maybe even what you’re meant for. Risk stares us in the face with “what ifs?” but it also frees us from “what could have been?”. For me Walt’s story is a reminder that no matter how you’re feeling, if you keep on fighting, believing and risking, you can have your very own story worth telling.
July 13, 2012