I was skimming through some Christmas posts of mine from a year ago and came across one I’d like to share with you this year.
Here’s a little history of Charles Schultz and A Charlie Brown Christmas:
Would it surprise you to know that Charles Schultz, the creator of the extremely successful and enduring Peanuts cartoon, battled many of the same disenchantments and struggled with self-confidence as did his comic-strip characters? He did.
Additionally, he stirred controversy with A Charlie Brown Christmas. CBS executives wanted a comedy from Schultz, but he found he couldn’t be true to himself by compromising his message. The network was reluctant to use children for the characters’ voices. Moreover, they didn’t want that religious message.
But Schultz held strong, and Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and Snoopy’s version of Christmas became one of the most popular and dearly loved specials of all time, including today.
The single biggest lesson to be learned from Charles Schultz: Persistence.
PERSISTENCE is defined as continuing despite difficulties, opposition, or discouragement.
- Stick to your intuition even when struggling with opposition and self-doubt.
- Be true to yourself. Don’t comprimise your beliefs.
Happy Holidays to all of you, and Merry Christmas Charlie Brown !!!