Good Morning: The Four “Cs”

"I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was
all started by a mouse." Walt Disney

Good morning! 

How I would have loved to have known or met Walt Disney. Every time
I visit Orlando, I walk through the exhibit on his life and the
story of his parks. For those who don't know, Mickey Mouse was born
on a notepad while Walt was on a train from Manhattan to Hollywood.
It was at a time when his business ventures were at their lowest
ebb ever. Mickey Mouse became the catalyst for many great things in
the life of Disney. Yet time and time again, Walt Disney would risk
security for growth. He would "bet it all" on the faith he had in
his vision--he would bet a lot on a mouse. He also said,

"Somehow I can't believe there are any heights that can't be scaled
by a man who knows the secret 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 and the greatest
of these is Confidence. When you believe a thing, believe it all
the way, implicitly and unquestionably."

He walked his talk, living the 4c's time and time again. As we
pursue our own dreams, let us remember the importance of:

Curiosity - Ask questions, push the envelope, dream big
Confidence - Believe in yourself and your vision, no matter what
others think Courage - Work through fear instead of being blocked
by it Constancy - Get up each day and do it again

By living these 4c's we can echo another of my favorite Disney
quotes, "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

Your turn:
Write down these 4c's on a notecard or sticky-note and put it where
you will see it daily. Work on applying these principles to your
dreams on a daily basis.

Your affirmation:
I engage my dreams with curiosity, confidence, courage and
constancy.

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