"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.