Failure Flames Inspiration: Success Story of Walt Disney

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Walt Disney, an American film producer, director, voice over actor, animator, as well as international icon, created over 81 feature films and gave the world some of the most popular cartoon characters. During his lifetime, he received more than 950 honors that included 22 Academy Awards and four honorary Academy Awards. Disney built the California Institute of the Arts and Disneyland.
However, his success story was full of painful events and failures.

At the age of 22, he went bankrupt after the brutal failure of a cartoon series in Kansas City. He went bankrupt several times before he finally built Disneyland. He also wanted to become a Hollywood actor but it never happened. He was once fired by a newspaper editor who accused him to be lazy and lacking imagination and creative ideas. But setting criticism and failures aside, he never gave up trying or stepping forward. Once Walt Disney said:

“I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.”

He proved that success is not what opportunities bring to us but the perseverance and courage in failure that keeps us motivated to succeed.

What matters the most is:

Do you take lessons from failures?
Do you fear struggle or take it as the best opportunity to move forward?
Do you dream everyday and try to make them come true?

If you answer in affirmative, then be assured that your success story has begun. If you keep moving on against the odds and beyond all the disappointments and failures, success will welcome you with open arms.

“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 Quotes

“I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.”

“What ever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.”

“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.”

“Whenever I go on a ride, I’m always thinking of what’s wrong with the thing and how it can be improved.”

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

“Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.”

Mousumi Saha Kumar

Mousumi Saha Kumar is Co-founder and Chief Contributor at Success Stories. She covers the stories that inspire people to strive for the better and meaningful life. By profession, she is a social media marketing and online branding strategist with experience exceeding 5 years in related fields.

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