Walt Disney: Dreams Really Do Come True is a new book from Tremendous Life Books, written by Jason Liller. It is based on the following quote from Walt:
"Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets 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."
Book Description from Tremendous Life Books website:
How did Walt Disney become one of the greatest successes in the history of motion pictures? By developing habits and qualities that any of us, in any walk of life, can emulate today. Learn some of Walt's secrets of success in these pages, apply them to your life right now, and build a wondrous future for yourself, your company, and your family!
"Courage is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion, no matter where it is exercised. Usually it implies some risk - especially in new undertakings. Courage to initiate something and to keep it going; pioneering and adventurous spirit to blaze new ways, often, in our land of opportunity."
"Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised..."
"I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it."
"To some people, I am kind of a Merlin who takes lots of crazy chances, but rarely make mistakes. I've made some bad ones, but fortunately, the successes have come along fast enough to cover up the mistakes. When you go to bat as many times as I do, you're bound to get a good average."
"We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public."
"I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible, because dreams offer too little collateral."
"By nature, I'm an experimenter."
"Everyone needs deadlines. Even the beavers. They loaf around all summer, but when they are faced with the winter deadline, they work like fury. If we didn't have deadlines, we'd stagnate."
"We share, to a large extent, one another's fate. We help create those circumstances which favor or challenge us in meeting our objectives and realizing our dreams. There is great comfort and inspiration in this feeling of close human relationships and its bearing on our mutual fortunes - a powerful force to overcome the 'tough breaks' which are certain to come to most of us from time to time."
"I'd like to add one thought to the subject of success and the claims made for it as a deserved reward for effort and understanding. It seems to me shallow and arrogant for any man in these times to claim he is completely self-made, that he owes his success to his own unaided efforts. While, of course, it is basic Americanism that a man's standing is in part to his personal enterprise and capacity, it is equally true that many hands and hearts and minds generally contribute to anyone's notable achievement."
"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."
Please, do yourself a favor, buy a number of copies of Walt Disney: Dreams Really Do Come True and give them away. It is guaranteed to encourage and inspire them.