10 Motivational Quotes by Walt Disney

There's no doubt that Walt Disney was an innovative, quite successful man. As a teen, he especially liked drawing and in his adulthood in 1928, created Mickey Mouse. His Disney Brothers Studio, with is brother Roy, produced not only Mickey Mouse, but Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Dumbo and Bambi, just to name a few favorites. By 1955, Disney had opened his first theme park, Disneyland.

He was a bit shy and humble natured in his private life, but the public saw him as outgoing and friendly. Today's adults now take their children to Disneyland or to see Disney movies they once saw when they were children, just as their own parents once did with them.

Want a bit of that Disney magic to rub off on you? Take a look at these 10 terrific motivational quotes from Walt Disney. Pick out your favorites and keep them close by, at your laptop or on the refrigerator so you'll see them each day. Who knows, perhaps you'll create the next Mickey Mouse for our generation!

"If you can dream it, you can do it."

Disney had a lot of dreams. Big dreams. Remember that a theme park like Disneyland or Disneyworld had never existed before. Today theme parks that compete with them open, but Disney was the very first to bring it to life. Have confidence that you can create what you see in your dreams if you're willing to work for it day by day.


"The more you are like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique."

It’s easy to imagine that someone like Disney simply thought a bit differently than most people. But realize that each one of us has our own lovely uniqueness and that we should embrace this. Being yourself is what makes you special and will lead you to the success you are meant to become.

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

Disney was the type of person who had big dreams. Certainly I did not know Disney, but I know what it is like to have someone else tell me that what I would like to do simply won't be possible. So it is easy to imagine that Disney heard this a lot, as he was trying to create things that had never existed! So the next time someone tells you that something is 'impossible' remind yourself how much fun it is going to be to be able to accomplish this goal.

"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."

While he may have had a bit of a shy personality, Disney was very smart and realized that people make a place truly special. One of the reasons so many families want to go to Disneyland or Disneyworld is that you are treated so well and it is a wonderful experience because of the people. Learning to work with others and involving them in your goals, sometimes is one of the most important things you can do to succeed.

"Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future."

Disney was certainly savvy to understand that things change and that some of these we simply do not have control over. But you can plan for the future. Doing long-term goal planning can be quite helpful. Disney was a visionary, and to accomplish his dreams he always thought big and long-term. You can too!

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."

It is so easy to talk about your goals and plan and plan for them. But in order for them to happen, you need to take active steps each day to make them part of your daily life. Create an action plan and ways that you are accountable to your goals by certain time frames, both short and long term.

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island."

Disney was a very smart man, and a lot of people become wiser by seeking out experiences to learn. One of the best ways to do this is through reading. Try reading biographies of people you admire, such as Walt Disney to see how they accomplished their goals!

"All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."

Let's face it: its one thing to have a big dream and another thing to work towards it sometimes. If you want something you've never had before, you may wonder if this goal is possible. Have faith and courage in yourself, to take those daily steps to make this dream goal come true for you.

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

People may look at Disney and wonder "how did he do it all?" But in reality, he accomplished one goal which led to another. He had a success and then this was followed up by other successes. Disney also was willing to dream bigger and reach for even bigger goals. But yes, it all started with him drawing as a teen and creating a cartoon mouse. It can be the same for you too!

When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.

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