Yesterday, I was indulging myself in my favorite bookstore and come across a regular series of Uncle Scrooge pocket book. Reading Disney related comic books is always an interesting thing to do for me. You may see that I have written several articles related to Disney properties before, and now is the time I should write some inspirational life experiences of Walt Disney himself.
Who doesn’t know Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse? Well, almost every person in the world has, at least, knows them. I am a big fan of Walt Disney’s creations and there is always a good moral lesson from Disney stories. He is responsible (in a good way) for the creation of numerous inspirational stories, life changing movies like The Lion King, Fantasia, or Frozen
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Do You Know Walt Disney?
“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse”
– Walt Disney on Mickey Mouse.
First of all, let’s discuss a short biography of Walt Disney. Walt Disney, who has real name Walter Elias Disney, is a major figure in the world of cartoon and children’s fantasy. Not just kids, a lot of adults still like Disney properties.
Walt Disney was born in Chicago on December 5, 1901. His father was very harsh and he employed Walt Disney and his 4 sons as laborers, making 2 of his son ran away from home.
Since then, Walt Disney often felt lonely. In the sidelines of doing his job, he took the time to create an imaginary friend with a pen and papers. Until then, in the early 1920s, he created his first animated cartoon film.
Steamboat Willie starring Mickey Mouse is the first successful animated film he created in 1928. He got the idea to make Mickey Mouse while on the train to Hollywood. At that time, his business was in a state of very low and on the fence.
In that time, he suddenly had visions of a mouse because he previously made silence short cartoons with animated mice. This vision is suggested from his pet mouse that he kept when he was a child. Thus, Mickey Mouse was born and later followed by other characters like Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, etc.
After a long journey, he finally opened Disneyland officially in 1955. From there he continued to jump-start his performance. Walt Disney passed away in 1966, but his works still continue to thrive to this day. His animation films are also countless. Moreover, Disney comics also have spread to 46 countries.
And Now, Let’s Learn The Inspirational Life Experiences of Walt Disney!
I’m sure you can find a very detailed Walt Disney biography just by googling. However, there are certainly some Inspirational Life Experiences of Walt Disney that will motivate you.
Let’s check the list below:
1. Money is needed to pursue your dream, but of course, money is not everything
Yes, of course, we need money and people who are willing to help. But it will not work without the courage to start it all. One day, Walt Disney got bankrupt and out of money. To start his business, he needed funds. He finally tried to offer his work from one producer to other producers, until finally there was one who wants to finance the film and produce it.
2. You need strong leadership to manage your business
It takes leadership skill in a business, and good storytelling is an exceptional ability that Walt Disney had. He made it clear about his vision and mission. With this kind of leadership, he managed to direct his team in making a film and inspire them to act. He can make the workers as if they were in a part of a story.
3. Don’t give up on failure, continue to strive to achieve success
Each journey is doomed to failure, but do not ever give up on failure. Walt Disney also had experienced many failures like bankrupt or his work was not a success, but instead of giving up, he kept trying until he was very successful with his animation creations like “Mickey Mouse” and many others.
4. Having high resilience
Do you know, Walt Disney had failed at least 302 times before he finally succeeded. He continued to survive the downturn because he had a high resilience. Walt believed in his dream, he survived, continued to try and success was then he achieved.
5. Believe in yourself
Believe in yourself even though others think you are crazy. Walt Disney proved to people that he is not crazy, it’s just that his idea is very different from other people’s thinking. He has a big dream, that’s why he convinced himself that he must be able to make it happen, no need to care for others. Just trust yourself!
So, What Have You Learned from Walt Disney’s Life Journey?
“That’s the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up.”
– Walt Disney
Yes, success is not easily achieved without great effort. You can find this in numerous successful people’s life story, and of course in the life journey of Walt Disney. Besides idolizing some of Disney’s franchise (or merely just know about them), you may also take the inspirational life experiences of Walt Disney as a good motivational source to achieve your dreams.
If you have some opinion about his inspiring life journey, do leave a comment here
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