This is an interesting post exploring the career of Walt Disney . There’s a couple of lines that really stand out for me.
1. “He was practically infatuated with his job” – Sadly, not everyone is fortunate enough to be infatuated with the work they do at all times, but there is something to be said about being intensely curious about your work and how to improve it.
2. “When he was at home, his family life inspired what he built” – inspiration for improving our work or conjuring up ways to better serve people can come from anywhere. For those that know me, this one resonates a lot – my family is a constant source of inspiration and experimentation.
3. “His goal was always to mold the impossible in with the possible” – he was focused on the details and not the image. It was the constant pursuit of how people felt and reacted to his creations that defined progress. It was the inherent sense of accomplishing ‘impossible things’ that pushed him on.
4. “Do a good job. You don’t have to worry about the money; it will take care of itself. Just do your best work — then try to trump it.” – constantly trying to improve what your best is stands you in good stead. It means you will always be in demand and always be relevant.
What might help you love what you do? It is a worthwhile pursuit.