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16 Quotes From Disney Heroes That Prove They Had It All Figured Out

16 Quotes From Disney Heroes That Prove They Had It All Figured Out

They were our very first companions. We grew up in front of them, watching them, and soaking in their misadventures while they taught us lessons we didn’t even know we were learning.

Whether they were heroes or villains, our favorite Disney characters opened up a window to a world we could only dream of being a part of. Yet, they never really left us. Our hearts still melt when we remember Mufasa, and somehow we’ll always keep the lyrics to “A Whole New World” somewhere in the backs of our minds.

They became a part of our childhood, just like old friends that one day we’ll tell our children about.

But until we do, here are a few quotes to remember when life gets hard.

1. It’s OK to be a little loopy.

“You’re mad, bonkers, off your head! But I’ll tell you a secret: all the best people are.” — Alice, Alice in Wonder Land

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    2. Freedom is the best gift.

    “But oh, to be free. Not to have to go ‘Poof! What do you need, Poof! What do you need, Poof! What do you need?’ To be my own master. Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world.” — Genie, Aladdin

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      3. Don’t just watch life pass you by.

      “Take it from an old spectator. Life’s not a spectator sport. If watchin’ is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without ya.” — Laverne, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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        4. Get out of your comfort zone.

        “You think the only people who are people, are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew.” — Pocahontas, Pocahontas

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          5. You get what you give. Give love. Loads of it.

          “Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.” — Winnie, Winnie The Pooh

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            6. Some people are worth figuring out.

            “Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what outside, but what is inside that counts.” — Aladdin, Aladdin

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              7. You will never know how great you can be unless you try.

              “You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul. What I say is true – anyone can cook… but only the fearless can be great.” — Gusteau, Ratatouille

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                8. So, try. If it doesn’t work, then try harder.

                “I am on my way, I can go the distance. I dont care how far, somehow I’ll be strong. I know every mile, will be worth my while. I will go most anywhere to find where I belong.” — Hercules, Hercules

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                  9. Surround yourself with people that care.

                  “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” — Winnie, Winnie The Pooh

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                    10. Take the blame and learn to make better choices.

                    “Look, I’m sorry your life turned out so bad. But don’t blame me you messed it up yourself. You just focused on the bad stuff when all you had to do was… let go of the past and keep moving forward…” — Lewis, Meet The Robinsons

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                      11. Keep your eyes open.

                      “If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead. Now go up and look around.” — Gusteau, Ratatouille

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                        12. Failing is everyone’s story.

                        “From failure we learn, from success not so much.” — Lewis, Meet The Robinsons

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                          13. Leave the past where it belongs.

                          “Ah, yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it…or learn from it.” — Rafiki, The Lion King

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                            14. Challenges and heartaches will make you grow.

                            “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” — The Emperor of China, Mulan

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                              15. Know right from wrong.

                              “Always let your conscience be your guide.” — Pinocchio, Pinocchio

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                                16. Life’s hard. Don’t forget to be kind to yourself.

                                “Look inside yourself. You are more than what you have become.” — Mufasa, The Lion King

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                                  Last Updated on August 16, 2018

                                  10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

                                  10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

                                  The ability to take risks by stepping outside your comfort zone is the primary way by which we grow. But we are often afraid to take that first step.

                                  In truth, comfort zones are not really about comfort, they are about fear. Break the chains of fear to get outside. Once you do, you will learn to enjoy the process of taking risks and growing in the process.

                                  Here are 10 ways to help you step out of your comfort zone and get closer to success:

                                  1. Become aware of what’s outside of your comfort zone

                                  What are the things that you believe are worth doing but are afraid of doing yourself because of the potential for disappointment or failure?

                                  Draw a circle and write those things down outside the circle. This process will not only allow you to clearly identify your discomforts, but your comforts. Write identified comforts inside the circle.

                                  2. Become clear about what you are aiming to overcome

                                  Take the list of discomforts and go deeper. Remember, the primary emotion you are trying to overcome is fear.

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                                  How does this fear apply uniquely to each situation? Be very specific.

                                  Are you afraid of walking up to people and introducing yourself in social situations? Why? Is it because you are insecure about the sound of your voice? Are you insecure about your looks?

                                  Or, are you afraid of being ignored?

                                  3. Get comfortable with discomfort

                                  One way to get outside of your comfort zone is to literally expand it. Make it a goal to avoid running away from discomfort.

                                  Let’s stay with the theme of meeting people in social settings. If you start feeling a little panicked when talking to someone you’ve just met, try to stay with it a little longer than you normally would before retreating to comfort. If you stay long enough and practice often enough, it will start to become less uncomfortable.

                                  4. See failure as a teacher

                                  Many of us are so afraid of failure that we would rather do nothing than take a shot at our dreams.

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                                  Begin to treat failure as a teacher. What did you learn from the experience? How can you take that lesson to your next adventure to increase your chance of success?

                                  Many highly successful people failed plenty of times before they succeeded. Here’re some examples:

                                  10 Famous Failures to Success Stories That Will Inspire You to Carry On

                                  5. Take baby steps

                                  Don’t try to jump outside your comfort zone, you will likely become overwhelmed and jump right back in.

                                  Take small steps toward the fear you are trying to overcome. If you want to do public speaking, start by taking every opportunity to speak to small groups of people. You can even practice with family and friends.

                                  Take a look at this article on how you can start taking baby steps:

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                                  The Number One Secret to Life Success: Baby Steps

                                  6. Hang out with risk takers

                                  There is no substitute for this step. If you want to become better at something, you must start hanging out with the people who are doing what you want to do and start emulating them. (Here’re 8 Reasons Why Risk Takers Are More Likely To Be Successful).

                                  Almost inevitably, their influence will start have an effect on your behavior.

                                  7. Be honest with yourself when you are trying to make excuses

                                  Don’t say “Oh, I just don’t have the time for this right now.” Instead, be honest and say “I am afraid to do this.”

                                  Don’t make excuses, just be honest. You will be in a better place to confront what is truly bothering you and increase your chance of moving forward.

                                  8. Identify how stepping out will benefit you

                                  What will the ability to engage in public speaking do for your personal and professional growth? Keep these potential benefits in mind as motivations to push through fear.

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                                  9. Don’t take yourself too seriously

                                  Learn to laugh at yourself when you make mistakes. Risk taking will inevitably involve failure and setbacks that will sometimes make you look foolish to others. Be happy to roll with the punches when others poke fun.

                                  If you aren’t convinced yet, check out these 6 Reasons Not to Take Life So Seriously.

                                  10. Focus on the fun

                                  Enjoy the process of stepping outside your safe boundaries. Enjoy the fun of discovering things about yourself that you may not have been aware of previously.

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