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10 Things Dr. Seuss Can Teach Us About Life

05/26/2015 11:54 am ET | Updated May 26, 2016

I've always been a huge fan of Dr. Seuss. His stories provide a great message on many different levels. As a parent, the morals I found within his writings enabled me to teach my kids many valuable lessons. As I got into the business world, it was me who learned invaluable lessons as I read quote after quote from Dr. Seuss.

Life can be funny, from here and to there
And success is a sliver as thin as fine hair
So how can you find it, searching high, seeking low?
Precisely how to grip it, it's so hard to know
It's the ultimate quest we search for each day
In clue corners and hint houses the answers they lay
I'm quite sure the solution can be found here by you
Through the quotes of the creator of Thing 1 and Thing 2
So read on blog readers, keep your brains nice and loose
As you study the musings of that man Dr. Seuss.

"Think and wonder, wonder and think." -- Dr. Seuss
Take time to get deep in your thoughts. Expand your "what-if" possibilities. You can accomplish great things if you give yourself freedom to spend time thinking about the limitless possibilities.

"Only you can control your future. -- Dr. Seuss"
Although you will have lots of supporters, cheerleaders and guides along the way, it is you that is in control of your future and no one else. Don't rely upon others to believe in your dreams more than you do. Your future belongs to you and it is up to you to control it.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." -- Dr. Seuss
Don't just do. Care as well. Be conscientious, mindful and caring when you take your journey. There will be many delicate things in your wake. Be aware of your surroundings and while it is great to have focus, don't lose sight of the role you play in making this world a better place to be.

"Adults are just outdated children." -- Dr. Seuss
Don't forget to have fun. Be playful and enjoy life. All work and no play leaves little room for fun in your life. Have fun and enjoy the ride.

"Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I'm doing, I always tell myself, 'You can do better than this."' -- Dr. Seuss
There will be times when things go perfectly well. And then there will be times when things aren't perfect. Understand, you have plenty of room for improvement. Be open to make changes along the way. Be flexible enough to make changes quickly. Be wise enough to know when change is needed.

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" -- Dr. Seuss
Being unique, special and totally YOU is awesome. There is no one better at being you than you. When you play your role well, with confidence and without hesitation, you will succeed not just in business, but in life as well.

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." -- Dr. Seuss
There are people in this world that need you, including your kids, your family, your friends and your supporters. Never lose sight that you may only be one person, but you are very important person. You have an impact in this world and it is impressive.

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple." -- Dr. Seuss
Don't get so caught up in asking so many questions that you don't move forward for lack of knowing all the answers. You will never know everything. Keep moving, keep smiling and keep loving life as you take your journey.

"A person's a person, no matter how small." -- Dr. Seuss
There is no such thing as an insignificant life. Everyone from the stockroom employee to the CEO plays a vital role in business. Stay humble, keep humility in your heart and keep your ego in check. Never look down upon someone and feel you are better than they are. The bigger your position within an organization, the more aware you need to remain of everyone on your team.

"And will you succeed? Yes you will indeed. 98 and ¾ percent guaranteed." -- Dr. Seuss
Think it into existence. Goal setting, visualizing and charting your path from here to there are essential steps towards success. You have greatness within you and you have control over your future. The only reason you will not succeed is if you quit. Stay in the game, have a positive attitude, stay consistent and be persistent. You will succeed.

You've got this, quite surely, success is your friend
It's not hiding from you, it is just 'round the bend
It's your job, you see, to keep up the pace
We know you're a winner, so go win this race
Life is a journey, for all of us here
We've got feelings and emotions, we've got worries and fear
If we do it together and walk hand in hand there
From the bottom of our toes, to the top of our hair
Be a lover of life, work hard and play harder
Ambition and good luck come to those who are smarter
As we finish this story of Seuss and his words
May your dreams soar to heights with the highest of birds.

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