Youth is overrated: Just ask Walt Disney

BY ROY HARRYMAN

When you stroll through Disneyland or Disney World, you'd surmise it was the creation of hip young dudes who concocted the whole thing over decaf, soy milk lattes.
 
But of course you know that's not true. We know Walt was behind it all.
 
But did you know that Walt Disney was 54 when Disneyland opened?
 
Although he may have had the vision at 24, 34 or even 44, it took him several decades for it all to come together. If he'd pulled the trigger at 44, the park may have just been another also-ran, lost to the mediocre amusement bin of history. 
 
Sure, there are some bumps and bruises that go along with the "middle ages," but this is yet one more example that -- no matter your age -- the best is yet to come.
 
I remember sitting down at my first job as a newspaper reporter, lamenting several factual errors I had made in the paper. My boss, a wonderfully gracious guy, simply told me something like, "There is no substitute for experience."
 
So, no matter your age, let's make the most of lessons learned, failures and victories and give the gift you were made to deliver for the world.
 
The best is yet to come.
 
Hat tip to Michael Stelzner of the Social Media Examiner for sharing this inspiring factoid.