8 Life Lessons From Disney


I love getting some lessons from tv shows & movies - Whatever the subject, Disney do the best pep talks! But we already knew that anyway. Life is better with the magic from Disney! When you need a bit of motivation or a touch of inspiration, just whack on a good ol' Disney movie and the quotes will come flooding out to you along with a sing song.

 “Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many other things, it is not what’s on the outside, but inside that counts.” - Merchant, Aladdin
It’s the old saying, ‘don’t judge a book by its cover.’ It’s so simple - don’t judge on appearances alone. True beauty is found within. Give people the benefit of the doubt. Things aren’t always as they may first seem. Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes before placing judgement or try new things before dismissing them first.

“Fairytales can come true. You gotta make them happen, it all depends on you.” - Tiana, The Princess and the Frog
Patience is key and to quote Cinderella: "even miracles take a little time". If you truly desire something, you have to be willing to put in the hard work and possess the determination to go and get it. Miracles don’t come for free!

“The seaweed is always greener in somebody elses lake.” - Sebastian, The Little Mermaid
Don’t compare yourself to others. Be happy and content with what you already have instead of wishing for things that you don’t. Count your blessings. Sometimes the people that seem to have it all, really have nothing.

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” - The Emperor, Mulan
Our struggles in life are what shape us to be the people we are today. They make us stronger and wiser in the long run. Stay optimistic and remember that nothing is permanent.

 “I’m bad and that’s good. I will never be good and that’s not bad. There’s no one I’d rather be than me.“ - Ralph, Wreck-It Ralph
It’s your flaws that make you who you are. Remember we are all human and no one is perfect. In fact, we are all perfectly imperfect! The important thing is to be true to yourself. You are the only ‘you’ there is! And that’s pretty cool. Don’t pretend to be something your not – let your true colours shine!

 “When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming.” – Dory, Finding Nemo
Life can be tough and when it gets you down just think of the cute blue fishy named Dory. Keep looking forward, no matter how bad things may seem. A sprinkling of determination can go a long way and persistence will make you strong. Don’t give up – you’ll get through it!

“The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” - Rafiki, The Lion King
Don’t get hung up on things that have happened in the past. Try not to dwell on circumstances you can’t change or have no control over and instead focus on the things that you can. Learn from previous mistakes or experiences and reflect on the lessons it taught you instead. Keep moving forward and don’t let the past hold you back.

“I was so upset, I forgot to be happy.” - Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh
We shouldn’t let our minds dwell on things that anger us or make us sad, otherwise we’ll miss the things that would have made us happy instead! Focus on the positives in life, not the negatives! Every cloud has a silver lining – we just have to find it!

What lessons did you learn from Disney?


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