What Are You Dreaming?

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A story is told that soon after the opening of Walt Disney World in 1971 someone said, “Isn’t it too bad Walt Disney didn’t live to see this?” And Mike Vance, former Dean of Disney University replied, “He did see it—that’s why it’s here.”

I don’t know about you…but I love that quote!  I love the idea that Walt Disney dreamed of the place, the environment that would one day be Walt Disney World…that he saw it…and that’s why it it opened the way it did in 1971.

Can you imagine what it was like to hang with Walt?  I don’t know about you, but I am a Walt Disney kind of guy.  My family loves Disneyland!  We love the beauty.  We love the feeling of delight.  We love the design and the intricate detail you see only if you’re looking close.  We love the imagination.  One of our coolest family memories is about the time in 2004 that we first bought a season pass and I surprised everyone and said, “Let’s not just buy the pass.  Let’s get on the Monorail and go into the park!”  It was a good night.  A very good night.

My Dream

Can I tell you something?  As much as I love Disneyland…and as much as I love the idea that Disney World is what it is because Walt saw it in advance…I absolutely LOVE the idea that I can be part of reaching the widening 60% that will never be reached by the attractional model.  I love that.  And I’ll die trying to figure out ways to leverage the existing relationships at crowd’s edge.  I will never stop.  It is the reason I am alive.

I am dreaming of the day when millions of people, friends of the folks at crowd’s edge, look across coffee tables and dinner tables and say, “I am so glad you and your friends were just real with us!  We don’t know why we never noticed Him before…but we met Jesus through you!”

I am dreaming of the day when out of the blue Lance and Lisa say, “We were at a party and the host showed this Nickelback video called Savin’ Me and then there was an interview with the video’s director and the next thing we knew we were in a discussion about the meaning of life that kept us riveted for 90 minutes!  We’re going back to watch Daughtry’s What About Now next week!”

What’s Your Dream?

So I’ve told you mine…what’s yours?  Got a dream?

Now is the time!  Put your dream in black and white!  You can click here to jump into the conversation.

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