Talk about one amazing guy. Walt Disney was born with a desire to dream, innovate and work with everything he had to make his visions become reality. He collaborated with another artist to create his first company when he was 19. He worked small jobs, creating ads and postings for a local bank. His career was up and down, and he often went in and out of debt.

Even though he had several set backs, a few spells of heart ache and depression, he never allowed his trials to slow him down. His inspiration was his family. His ideas and creativity all seemed to revolve around the love and desire he had to create an uplifting environment for them, which also sparked an idea that would become Disney Land.

He was well known for his determination to cross the next creative boundary. He was the first to create animations with sound and color and he was the first to make a feature length animation film. The film industry never thought that a feature length film would be successful, but his movies captured the attention of audiences internationally.

His ideals are summed up powerfully in his statement, “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

Do we allow ourselves to see past our trials and adversity or do we take it as a new opportunity to create something new and beautiful? Do we seek to be an influence for good in the world?

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