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An eight-year-old boy approached an old man in front of a wishing well, looked up into his eyes, and asked: “I understand you’re a very wise man. I’d like to know the secret of life.”
The old man looked down at the youngster and replied: “I’ve thought a lot in my lifetime, and the secret can be summed up in four words.
The first is THINK. Think about the values you wish to live your life by.
The second is BELIEVE. Believe in yourself based on the thinking you’ve done about the values you’re going to live your life by.
The third is DREAM. Dream about the things that can be, based on your belief in yourself and the values you’re going to live by.
The last is DARE.Dare to make your dreams become reality, based on your belief in yourself and your values.”
And later in life the eight-year old lad grew to know that the wise man was Walter E. Disney.
THINK. Have you thought about your values? How do you want to be remembered? Are you living your life’s purpose?
BELIEVE: Whatever it is that you want to live by, believe that you can. We are all destined to be great. If you won’t believe in yourself, who else will?
DREAM: Hold on to your dream! No matter how big it may seem to be, nothing is impossible to those who believe in it.
DARE: Act – make your dream a reality! As Anon wisely tells, “Vision without action is daydreaming and action without vision is a nightmare”
No matter how purposeful your values are, no matter how big your beliefs are and no matter how beautiful your dreams are, they’ll all be in vain if you won’t dare to act.
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“Think, Believe, Dream, and Dare.” – Walter E. Disney