Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

As with a lot of things made for kids, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (Classic Seuss) by Dr. Seuss resonated today with this adult.

  • The choice is yours (e.g. glass half full or half empty, waiting or doing).
  • Knowledge doesn’t imply action; be a doer and not just a hearer.
  • “It’s opener there in the wide open air.”
  • With openness comes opportunity for both reward and disappointment…and both are likely to occur.
  • Tides and waves are natural–fighting either is essentially a waste of energy and doing nothing will often land you far from where you want to be. So learn how to surf, in a manner of speaking.
  • Leading today doesn’t mean leading tomorrow.
  • Being your best does’t necessarily mean being the best.
  • “…Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.”
  • Avoid “The Waiting Place.” Instead, seize each day.
  • “There is fun to be done!” Know the difference between a life and a living.
  • “Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.”

Buy the book; I did. The story isn’t the same without the great pictures.

Update 12/1/2008: For more of my book reviews and to see what else is in my book library (i.e. just the business-related or software-related non-fiction therein), please visit my Books page.