I returned from a lovely beach vacation last week feeling refreshed and looking a bit more bronze than before I left. Vacations often come at the most necessary of times, when you desperately need a break and some dedicated time to do absolutely nothing.
Being a Certified Beach Bum could easily be my job title and I'm certain that I'd be pretty darn good at it. I love the beach, and I'm happy there, and as my brother-in-law told me this past week, I'm "in my element" there. As a current
I came across an article today profiling some employees at Disney, known as "the happiest place on earth" and I thought it was perfectly fitting to the hunt I am currently on. I want my workplace to have the same nickname and uphold some pretty serious happiness standards as Disney, and I would love to work with other employees who are just as happy and enthusiastic about their jobs as well.
Companies that emote this vibe of happiness have (at least) two things in common: they're very popular and they're very successful. And it's no wonder why they've become such great successes...we all know the incredible power and benefits of positivity and happiness.
For today's post, I thought it would only be right to feature a quote from the man who created the "happiest place on earth". Most of his famous quotes are truly inspiring, but this one in particular is one of my favorites.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
As with many things, Walt was right on with this one. We have the power to turn our dreams into reality, but it takes a whole heck of a lot of courage. And confidence. And hard work. That's why so many of us think that our dreams will just be....well, dreams, and nothing more. I know I certainly have big dreams, as I'm sure we all do, and I know that sometimes I am holding myself back because I just don't have the courage to pursue them. Of course, we all aren't so courageous that we take on whatever lofty goal or dream that we have set, but I'm working on revamping my strategy so that I can make all of my dreams come true.
On the road to this goal, we need to be constantly trying to find our own "happiest places on earth", even if we're nowhere near Disney. Find the place where you belong, where you can be purely happy, and where optimism surrounds you. That's what I'm looking for, anyway, and I know that many of my fellow OOs are too.
So, do you have a "happiest place on earth", or are you still on a quest to find it?