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Keep Moving Forward August 12, 2008

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 1:51 am
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A long standing concept used by Walt Disney himself was to keep moving forward. How true this is in life. With each new trouble or situation which arises in life, we can either let it slow us down, or motivate us to press on and move forward. Open new doors and explore the opportunities. We’ve personally be through quite a rough place, from outside circumstances, to personal attacks and even down to the simple 3 emergency trips with our 2 year old to the hospital (good thing they’re close!). But yet, just like I taught our son at a very early age, pick yourself up and dust your hands off, and keep going… Keep exploring, keep learning!

And while that sounds like a good motto and mantra — it does have its critics, because it doesn’t stand up to good critical thinking — but it does stand up to good critical living! Yes, we need time to look back, reflect and learn – but we don’t need to spend nearly as much time doing it. The past is just the past. It has made us who we are, and it will shape who we become. Yet, we cannot dwell — what we do today, tomorrow and the next will shape our future even more. If we let today go by without action, because we’re looking back – that is a true waste.

Time to pickup ourselves from the situations we’ve found ourselves in and keep moving forward. And not just that, but to keep “pressing” forward, explore, investigate, play! Imagine if after a child fell for the first time, they stopped trying again out of fear?

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

Walt Disney