I never thought that the things I learned from watching a Disney movie would resonate to being successful today as a husband, father, or a writer. I was so surprised to see that, when I did a Google search for inspiring quotes, a lot of them are from a Disney movie or something else I watched as a kid.
Even when I look back at watching these movies when my own children were growing up, you sometimes miss those inspirational moments for the laughs, the action and adventure or even through the sad story. Yet, it these quotes that resonate still today. I thought I would share with you some and see if you remember when you heard it watching a movie as a child or with your own children. It might make you think twice about some things.
“The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up.” – Timothy Mouse, Dumbo
“You control your destiny — you don’t need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems.” – Merida, Brave
“Oh yes the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it” – Rafiki, The Lion King
“No matter how your heart is grieving, If you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.” – Cinderella, Cinderella
“Man has always learned from the past. After all, you can’t learn history in reverse!” – Archimedes, The Sword in the Stone
“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” – Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh
“Sometimes the curiosity can kill the soul but leave the pain.” – Alice, Alice in Wonderland
“Life’s not a spectator sport. If watchin’ is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without ya.” – Laverne, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“The things that make me different are the things that make me ME.” – Piglet, Winnie the Pooh
“If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take.” – The Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland
I want to leave you with a final thought from Walt Disney himself. He said, “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” Those are words to live by. We can all take a lesson from these simple childhood memories and turn them into the passion we have for our work, our family and our life in general today.
After all, we never truly want to grow up, do we?