Friday, January 4, 2013


Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner. ~Walt Disney

Like many success stories, Walt Disney was at one of his lowest times in life when success was just around the corner.  What would the world be like if he just gave up with his dreams?  Another brilliant man, Winston Churchill, said, "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." Isn't the thought of failure scary?  Of course it is, but without that risk we wouldn't strive to be the best we can be. We wouldn't find satisfaction in giving something your all and succeeding.

At the beginning of a New Year many people make resolutions. Some people stick with it. Some forget their resolutions and feel like a failure. But ask yourself this- when were your biggest lessons learned?  A failure is a much better teacher than a success. Did you make any resolutions?  I urge you to add the idea that if you "fail" in your resolution, that you don't just give up.  Keep trying!  Get back on the train and become what you want to become. Have some faith, open yourself up, and aim high. Life is awaiting you and all that you can do. A failure is never the end of a story and should not define you. So tell me, what will your story say?


Heidi said...

Perfect thoughts on an awesome quote! Thanks for linking up this week!

Elyse Rinehart said...

Thanks, Heidi! It was a good quote to start the New Year.