We often wake up like Cinderella, sighing, “It’s time to start another day…” It’s incredibly easy to become disenchanted with every day work, which leads to a few important questions.
1. “Stop talking and begin doing.”
2. “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”
Read something to better yourself. Here are a few recommendations:
If you’re interested in Creativity: The Imagineering Workout or Brainstorm: Unleashing Your Creative Self by Don Hahn (producer of Beauty and the Beast & The Lion King)
If you’re interested in Leadership: Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney
If you’re interested in The Walt Disney Company: Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service
If you’re interested in People: Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination or Moose: Chapters from My Life by Robert B. Sherman (of the songwriting duo, The Sherman Brothers)
3. “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.”
Let your inner Alice reign, and go somewhere you’ve never been before. Whether it’s a new restaurant, museum, coffee shop, or concert, you never know what you’ll find. Walt once said, “Around here we don’t look backward for very long. We are always moving forward and opening up new doors, because we’re curious, and our curiosity keeps taking us down new paths.” Dig a little deeper, and take a chance.
“Yesterday is a thing of the past.” Spend today getting excited about something.