No one arrives at his destiny alone! Others along the way have contributed to your journey. Some of the people who helped in your journey may have been a teacher, a parent or grandparent, a neighbor or maybe a friend.

Walt Disney was a man who was sensitive to the role others play in life’s accomplishments. Disney’s creativity and ingenuity helped him become the recipient of 48 Academy Awards and 7 Emmys. He is a legend in the film industry. Disney was quick to acknowledge the part others contributed in his success. He is quoted as saying the following:

“It seems to me shallow and arrogant for any man in these times to claim he is completely self-made, that he owes all his success to his own unaided efforts. Many hands and hearts and minds generally contribute to anyone’s notable achievements.”

Who has made a positive contribution in your life? Who has inspired you to reach for higher goals and accomplishments? Don’t forget the part that they played in your success. Let them know you are grateful for their contribution in your life. After all, you didn’t reach your current level of success alone. Others helped you arrive where you are in your journey to destiny.

© Barbara Wentroble