Adversity and resilience lessons for life and business from Disney

There’s a lot of wisdom in Disney films, and not just for children either. Here are some of the most poignant quotes to inspire you to be more resilient in your work and your life.


The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.
The Emperor (Mulan)

Oh 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)


The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.
Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)

In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.
Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins)


Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, Just keep swimming swimming swimming, What do we do we swim swim swim!
Dory (Finding Nemo)

No matter how your heart is grieving, If you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.
Cinderella (Cinderella)

Giving up is for rookies.
Philoctetes (Hercules)