Walt Disney: How to Love What You Do

Zat Rana
Zat Rana
May 15, 2018 · 6 min read

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Walt Disney

1. No Separation Between Work and Life

One of the most common discussions regarding careers is one concerning work-life balance.

2. Progress Is in the Details, Not the Image

Between 1931 and 1968, Disney was nominated for 59 Academy Awards, winning 22 of them. That’s the second most nominations out of anybody else and the most wins ever.

3. Reward of Good Work Is More Work

The core intention we have for doing something shapes every subsequent choice we make.

“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.”

It’s a very subtle distinction, but making that clear changed everything from the projects they picked to who they partnered with to the kind of characters they choose to develop.

All You Need to Know

Due to individual circumstances, not everyone can aspire to the kind of work that brings out the artisan in them, but anyone can at least try to adjust their mindset with what they have.


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