I Decided To Succeed
– By Walt Disney
And so after waiting aimlessly one day like any other I decided to succeed.
I decided not to wait for opportunities but to go out and find them.
I decided to see every problem as challenges with infinite possibilities.
I decided to see the desert as an opportunity to find an oasis.
I decided to see every night as a mystery to solve.
I decided to see each new day as an opportunity to be happy.
That day I discovered that my only hindrances were my own weaknesses, and that they were just pointing at the best way to do better.
That day I stopped fearing to lose and I began to fear not trying at all.
I discovered that it’s not about me and perhaps never was, and it ceased to matter who won or lost.
Today I rejoice in finding I’m better than yesterday.
I learned the hard part – it’s not climbing to the top of the hill but to keep on climbing.
I learned that my greatest triumph is to have the right to call someone “friend.”
I discovered that love is more than just a state of illusions; it is a way of life.
This day I stop being a reflection of my past failures and light up the candle of the present.
I learned that this light is of no use if it’s not to illuminate the path of others.
I decided to change so many things.
That day I learned that our dreams exist only to be realized.
Since that day I no longer sleep to rest. I sleep solely to dream.
******* Editor’s Note: From the writings of Walt Disney