Editor's Note - We have known Laura for over 10 years as a computer systems integration business owner, entrepreneur, and prolific writer.
My husband gave me a Tinker Bell toy for Christmas. He wanted me to put in on my desk next to my Buzz Lightyear figure. When I asked why, he said that Tink and Buzz represent my two life philosophies. I have always been a big Tink and Buzz fan but never really thought about why. I started to think about it and fell in love with my husband all over again.
Let’s start with Buzz. His trademark phrase is “To Infinity and Beyond!” Every time I look at the figure on my desk I hear that phrase in my head and I know that I can do anything I set my mind to and that I need to believe that there are no limits to what I can achieve.
That brings us to Tink. Tink is famous to me and many others for “I believe”. Remember at the end of Peter Pan when Tink was dying and the only way to revive her was if we all believed? I believed then and I believe today that faith in myself and the world around me creates an unlimited number of possibilities that are there for us to grab onto.
Now put the two together. “I believe that I can go to infinity and beyond and it can be fun!” Because of course Tink and Buzz bring joy and fun to all they do. Not a bad philosophy to live by as we begin a year of possibility and transformation in 2012.
Laura Steward Atchison is a creative entrepreneur and writer who brings wit and wisdom to her readers. Her current endeavor is founding Wisdom Learned, LLC. Ms. Atchison gave birth to the idea of a new company that focuses on educating other business leaders through experience and lessons learned from the trenches. Her current book in process is entitled "What Would a Wise Woman Do? Questions I Should Have Asked Along the Way''. Link to www.lauraatchison.com for lots more.