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Rarely are the lessons handed to us on a silver platter.

Walt Disney, Hayden Burns, Roy O. Disney coming clean about their huge land purchase
Walt Disney, Hayden Burns, Roy O. Disney coming clean about their huge land purchase

 

Walt Disney World survey marker
Internet would have leaked Walt’s secret land purchases long before he had finished and sky rocketed the land price

 

In trying to help others, we cannot escape our own growth.

Mid Life Celebration is a chip off of this old block – Walt Disney.

For the past 8k posts, have avoided mentioning I work full time at Walt Disney World Resort – and have for three decades.

Why remain silent?

Don’t really know why.

It surely isn’t a secret.

The Internet has ensured there are no secrets.

About anything.

Walt Disney always felt the bar for excellence was never high enough and nothing was impossible.

Insight: Pay attention, there is always a lesson to be learned. And rarely are the lessons handed to us on a silver platter.

PS. Trying to explain why I’ve written five daily, differently-themed blogs is like trying to explain Walt Disney’s obsession with quality – sort of a big mystery, until one day it’s not.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.

2 replies on “Rarely are the lessons handed to us on a silver platter.”

I love the picture of the survey marker that tells a story to this day. Reminds me of when the the priests of Israel were carrying the Ark across the Jordan during flood stage and their feet touched the water, the flood waters stopped so they could cross. Joshua told them to take 12 stones and place them at a specific place to serve as a sign to their children in the future so when they ask “what do these stones mean” they could rehearse the story to their children. Disney World is so full of stories behind various markers, like the names on the windows on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom and the survey marker you include in your post. What would Jeff’s window on Main Street say?

David, we need markers from today to allow us to pass on the story about what significant thing happened and most importantly, WHY it was significant.

It is the why of the story that we are passing on, the insight, the aha moment, the revelation.

But alas, we forget the why (mostly) and focus on the much less important what or how.

Speaking of milestones, last night I posted on MLC Facebbook page that October 2, 2013 is a milestone day. 🙂

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