Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Many people don’t realize that Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse and so many other iconic characters, was once a man who was very familiar with failure. In fact, in his younger years, he had a boss who fired him because he said he lacked creativity, but Disney refused to give up.
Becoming a pilot for the US Air Force was a childhood dream of Larry Walters. While he never achieved that goal due to poor eyesight, Larry never gave up his dream of flying. When he was 13, some weather balloons he saw hanging in a military surplus store gave him an idea: “What if I could fly with balloons?” 20 years later, he finally decided to give it a go.