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Meet The Robinsons, Walt Disney, and a Powerful Lesson


I was watching the Disney movie, Meet The Robinsons today and one scene really caught my attention that’s a very powerful lesson in life and business.

I’ll explain.

A boy named Louis was a bright inventor who was trying to invent a time machine.  Well, it didn’t work.. at first, that is. 

Long story short, an evil foe from the boy’s future came back to get revenge on him.  But another young boy from the future also came back to protect Louis.

The young boy from the future took Louis into the future.   It was there that Louis met a family of inventors.  While sitting around the dinner table, someone brought out a peanut butter and jelly “gun”.  Louis was surprised to see this gun because he himself had invented such an apparatus!

Well, just like Louis’ invention, this one didn’t work properly either.  But his new friend from the future knew that Louis was an inventor and announced this to everyone and suggested Louis could fix the pb&j gun.

Louis gave it a shot. And, well, it failed.

He was devastated and upset that it didn’t work and apologized to everyone emphatically.  But to his surprise, everyone cheered Louis shouting, “congratulations, you failed!”

It was then that various members from this family of inventors proclaimed they wouldn’t have achieved their great successes if they had not failed first!  They were thrilled with the failure because they knew that success was much closer as a result.   

What a great and true message and lesson. 

So whatever your challenges, whatever lack of success you’re experiencing.. in the words of Walt Disney, “keep moving forward”.


P.S. I’m writing from Orlando, Florida just ouside of Epcot and Disney World :-)  Seems appropriate to send this to you from here (a few pics below – hold mouse over pic for caption)