Be Strong Today!
Feeling the need to give up? Read about how these famous icons persevered!
What is Perseverance?
Walt Disney is known for creating Disney Land and many well-known cartoon films. His life wasn't always fun creating cartoons and theme parks. He experienced many adversities in which he struggled. All Mr.Disney wanted to do was make the world happy, so he knew he needed to try all his best and believe in his dreams. In Autumn of 1918 Walt Disney worked to be enlisted in the First World War. After he was denied, he volunteered as a Red Cross ambulance driver and was sent over seas. When he returned home he worked at his fathers company as an assistant then as a watchman. He very much enjoyed the last job because it gave him an opportunity to study drawing. He gained basic knowledge on skills and sculpture at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He was so eager to become a professional artist that every minute counted. After being unemployed for many times, Walt used his remaining money of $250 to launch a company with Disney and Iwerks called Iwerks-Disney Commercial Artists. Thanks to the perseverance of Walt Disney their company was successfully developed. Years later, On October 16,1923 Disney brothers organized "Walt Disney Company" for the production of many short films. When his goals were achieved, the productions were amazing, but expensive and that was why they were often in debt. Three years later after the first full-length animated film was created, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the work of the film brought them 8 million dollars and Walt instantly became a millionaire. All of his hard work and determination payed off. His life journey ended on December 15, 1966. The work he started still continues today. Walt Disney once said "All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."