Walt Disney said to never rest on your laurels Photo: Marcello de Moraes Martins, 2013 Marcello obviously didn’t take this photo. Walt Disney said to never rest on your laurels. Why? Because the road to excellence has no finish line. Next Blog 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 interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.