There is nothing like the magic of Disney movies to add a splash of inspiration to your day. We have curated a list of eight positive affirmations inspired by the stories of your favorite Disney characters.
What’s your favorite Disney movie?
From Cinderella to Toy Story, Disney movies bring happiness and wonder to millions of kids and kids-at-heart worldwide. These nostalgic movies explore common issues that most people deal with, teaching their audience important life lessons in the process.
The eight positive affirmations below are a combination of motivation and nostalgia. They will help you realize the beauty of your potential, whether you are hoping to start your day on the right foot or refocus your thought process after a rough spot. Along with the positive affirmation, we will remind you of the lesson learned in that Disney movie and how to apply it to your everyday life.
We also have a collection of inspirational Disney quotes about imagination and success. Be sure to also read that.
Enjoy the Disney movie-inspired positive affirmations below!
1. “You control your destiny, you don’t need magic to do it.” – Merida, “Brave”
Life lesson: Struggling with her fate as a princess, Merida bargains with an elderly witch for a spell that changes her destiny. That spell alters Merida’s life in all the wrong ways, leading her to the turmoil that she works tirelessly throughout the movie to get out of.
This quote from Princess Merida reminds you that you don’t need to wait for an extenuating circumstance to take control of your life. All you need is confidence in your abilities and perseverance to bring your goals to fruition.
2. “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” – The Emperor, “Mulan”
Life lesson: Throughout the entirety of “Mulan”, Mulan is dealing with the internal battle of identity and honor. Mulan wishes to fulfill the honor of her father’s wishes by becoming a soldier, but the fact that she is a woman prevents her from doing so. After posing as a man, “impersonating a soldier”, and inevitably saving the entire city, Mulan hears this quote from The Emperor as a thank you.
Just like Mulan, you may be going through hardships throughout your life. But, if you stick it out, you may transform into a stronger and smarter individual as time goes on.
3. “A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” – Zeus, “Hercules”
Life lesson: Hercules begins as a tale about strength but ends as a tale about character. Hercules saves many people throughout the film and showcases his strength in many ways, but Zeus doesn’t give Hercules the official title of a true hero right away. It wasn’t until towards the end, where Hercules was willing to sacrifice himself to save Meg, his love interest, that he became the true hero Zeus always knew he can be.
What sets you apart from others, more than anything, is a kind heart. Remember to always choose kindness and your legacy will be remembered by many.
Winnie the Pooh: Sing a Song with Pooh Bear (1999)
4. “The things that make me different are the things that make me, me.” – Piglet, “Winnie the Pooh: Sing a Song with Pooh Bear”
Life lesson: In this sing-along spin of Winnie the Pooh, each character turns the Hundred Acre Woods into the stage of a musical. Piglet shares his celebratory jingle with the always cheerful Eeyore. It’s a celebration of diversity that helps Pooh realize his differences make him the unique, once-in-a-lifetime bear he is.
As Theodore Roosevelt once said, “comparison is the thief of joy.” When you find yourself comparing yourself with others, slip this affirmation into your daily routine. Remember there’s no one on Earth quite like you and people value you just as you are, including Piglet.
If you’re enjoying these quotes, make sure to read our collection of Eeyore quotes from the oconic cartoon character.
5. “Don’t just fly, soar.” – Dumbo, “Dumbo”
Life lesson: In this early Disney film, Dumbo is bullied constantly for his large ears. He tries time and time again to find something he is good at in the circus, but he is left feeling unfulfilled. After a strange turn of events, Dumbo found that the key to his success was in the one thing that he disliked the most about himself: his ears.
You are your biggest critic. As a result, your doubts can get in the way of your progression in life. When you are faced with insecurities that seem insurmountable, try to look at it from a different perspective. Take a look at the bright side and you may be surprised about what you find.
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6. “The rest of the world may follow the rules, but I must follow my heart.” – Ernesto, “Coco”
Life lesson: “Coco” centers around a 12-year-old boy, Miguel, and his journey of understanding his family legacy. His idolization of Ernesto de la Cruz, a famous musician who has since passed away, is his first step on his search to learn more about his history. His passion for music and finding the truth aided him the most during his journey, leading him to the answers he had always wanted.
A time may come where bending the rules is necessary. It doesn’t necessarily have to be actual laws; it could be traditions or expectations you may be expected to live up to. If the situation doesn’t feel right within your spirit, then it may not be the right opportunity for you. When making an important decision, be honest with yourself and ask: “Is this making me happy?”
Finding Nemo (2003)
7. “Just keep swimming.” – Dory, “Finding Nemo”
Life lesson: There are many times throughout Marlin and Dory’s journey of finding Marlin’s son Nemo that it seems like the end will never come. Dory’s mantra of “just keep swimming” illustrates the perseverance and positive mindset that aligned them on the right path towards finding Marlin’s little boy.
Perseverance is a key factor in achieving your goals, but that doesn’t make it any less difficult to achieve. Just like Dory says to Marlin, if you just keep moving forward past hardships and adversities you will soon reach your goals.
8. “Always let your conscience be your guide.” – Jiminy Cricket, “Pinocchio”
Life lesson: As Pinocchio works to prove himself worthy of becoming a real boy, Jiminy Cricket, his conscience personified, tells Pinocchio about the importance of listening to your inner voice. It’s Jiminy’s guidance that helps Pinocchio prove himself to the Blue Fairy, and in turn, finally become a real boy.
If you are dealing with a tough decision, let your moral compass lead the way. This may not lead to the most fun or exciting decision. But, letting your morals assist you may lead you to the decision that makes the most positive impact.
Do you have a favorite positive affirmation?
Positive affirmations can help you combat negative thinking, even if you may not believe the words that you are repeating. With every repetition comes reassurance, and you soon will believe that you are just as amazing as the affirmation says.
Whether you are striving for success within your career or are striding towards accepting your true self, these Disney-themed positive affirmations will inspire you to be the best you that you can be.
What’s your favorite inspirational Disney quote above? What other movies should we showcase next? Let us know your thoughts below!
March 17, 2020 8:00 AM EST