How do you turn Dreams into Reality?

December 15, 2012

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In 1923, Walter Elias Disney borrowed $500 from an uncle. Had the uncle opted for stock in the Disney company instead of cash, it should’ve been worth $1 Billion today.

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In the Disney Way, the authors give four simple principles that have stood the test of time: Dream, Believe, Dare, Do!

“I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, & execute my vision to make those dreams come true.

Here are some things I picked up concurrent to my own insights:

DREAM

  • There is no such thing as crazy.
  • They have a Dream Retreat, a place where reality is always an intruder.
  • Dreams can come true if you are true to yourself.

BELIEVE

  • Your beliefs & values serve as a filter in making decisions.
  • Believe in yourself, believe in what you are doing, and most importantly, believe in God…that you can do all things thru Him who gives you strength.
  • “When values are clear, laws are unnecessary. When values are not clear, laws are unenforceable.”
DARE
  • It’s risky not to take risks.
  • As we can now see, many people who believe in job security are the same ones who got laid off from their jobs.
  • Live life adventurously. Dare to Believe!
DO
  • It teaches us how to plan. “People don’t plan to fail, they just fail to plan.”
  • “If you change something in the planning stage, it costs you a dollar. If you change something in the design phase, it costs you 10 Dollars. If you change something after the plant is built, it costs you a hundred dollars.”
  • When you have gone thru the first 3 stages — Just Do It!

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