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How to Be Like Walt

The fascinating story behind Walt Disney’s success

Walt Disney succeeded in becoming the best version of himself, by transforming his dreams into reality. He used many of his qualities to do this, including optimism, imagination, creativity, leadership, integrity, courage, daring, perseverance, commitment to excellence, respect for the past, hope for the future, and unwavering self-confidence. In his book, How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life, Pat Williams traces Disney’s life story, highlighting the secrets to his success, and revealing the key aspects that can inspire each of us to become the best version of ourselves.

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Walt Disney can provide a good example of how to become the best version of ourselves

Like all people who have left their mark on the history of mankind, Walt Disney was a man with a complicated personality, through which the combination of his merits and flaws created something unique in his field. Several of these qualities can provide inspiration on how to be like him, or rather, how to be the best version of ourselves, just as he was the best version of himself. They include optimism, imagination, creativity, leadership, integrity, courage, daring, perseverance, commitment to excellence, respect for the past, hope for the future, and an unwavering belief in becoming what we were born to be. 

Now more than ever, the world needs people who can put these qualities into practice to best live their own life. In order to make the world a better place, each of us must strive to realise our dreams, especially those that seem unattainable, regardless of what other people may say. Everyone deserves to become the best version of themselves, and retracing Walt Disney’s life allows us to find insight into how to do this effectively.

  

The key ideas of "How to Be Like Walt"

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Walt Disney can provide a good example of how to become the best version of ourselves
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Optimism allowed Walt Disney to dream of a better world, and take action to make this dream come true
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Creativity and imagination are two characteristics that we are able to acquire, and develop over time
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Believing that nothing is impossible allowed Walt Disney to overcome disappointment and failure
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Being an effective leader is critical to becoming the best version of ourselves
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Applying what Walt Disney called “plussing” will enable us to achieve success
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Having a vision for the future is not enough: we must take action to make that future happen
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Mastering the art of selling is a prerequisite for anyone looking to create something wonderful in this world
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