Failure is not an option for some people and it can be the springboard to success. Walt Disney is a prime example of this. His failures early on in his life led him to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history. Here are five lessons we can learn from Walt Disney’s story: don’t give up, embrace change, stay positive, be perseverant, and focus on your goals. How will you apply these lessons to your life? Let us know in the comments!
1. Failure is the first step to success
Walt Disney’s career was full of failures before he finally achieved massive success. He was fired from his first job as a newspaper editor because he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” He then started a number of businesses that all failed, including an animation studio that went bankrupt. It wasn’t until he kept trying and never gave up that he finally became one of the most successful filmmakers of all time.
2. You have to start somewhere
Disney didn’t become a success overnight. He had to start somewhere and that somewhere was often at the bottom. After being fired from his job as a newspaper editor, he started his own animation studio which quickly went bankrupt. He then got a job as a janitor at an animation studio where he eventually worked his way up to become an animator.
3. You need to surround yourself with people who believe in you
When Disney was trying to raise money for his first animation studio, no one believed in him or his idea. He finally found someone who did believe in him, and that was his brother Roy. With Roy’s support, Disney was able to create some of the most iconic characters in history.
4. Perseverance is key
Disney persevered through many years of failure before he became successful. He was constantly told that he would never amount to anything, but he never gave up on his dream. If he had, we would have never seen films like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs or The Lion King.
5. Never give up on your dreams
Disney’s success is a testament to the fact that you should never give up on your dreams. No matter how many times you fail, keep trying and eventually you will find success. Just like Walt Disney did.