Dr. Seuss Day: A Leadership Lesson for Every Hour
Yes, this is a recycled post. Let’s say it’s in honour of Earth Hour tonight. I realized that I forgot to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday earlier this month and thought I’d dust off this classic post from my early blogging days. Please feel free to submit your own favourite quotes. I love to learn.
The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.
7:00 AM Be optimistic & set the tone: “Great day, today! Great day for UP” RT@DTORourke
8:00 AM Set ambitious goals: “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”
9:00 AM Set direction: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
10:00 AM Think! “Think left & think right & think low & think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!”~ RT@DTORourke
11:00 AM Embrace diversity: “There are so many houses you’ll meet on your way. And wherever you go you will hear someone say…’Come over to my house! Come over & play!” RT@DTORourke
12:00 AM Challenge assumptions (or Try something new at lunch): “Green eggs and ham! Just b/c you’ve never tried it doesn’t mean it’s bad”~ RT@lisaw33 Take the opportunity to eat with your team or someone new ,too!
1:00 PM Celebrate our common humanity: “Some houses are marble and some are just tin. But they’re all alike when a friend asks you in.”
2:00 PM Navigate uncertainty: “You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted but mostly they’re darked.”
3:00 PM Persevere (that 3 o’clock slump): “On and on you will hike. And I know you’ll hike far & face up to your problems whatever they are.”
4:00 PM Be authentic: “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” RT@VGonzee
5:00 PM Be true to yourself: “Be who you are & say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter & those who matter don’t mind” ~ RT@rachelshaps
6:00 PM Be honest & consistent: “I meant what I said and I said what I meant.” RT@momstownca
7:00 PM Care! “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” RT@tylertinytot
8:00 PM Have fun! “If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.” RT@momstownca
9:00 PM: Rest: “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” ~RT@wallismark
10:00 PM Reflect & Be grateful: “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams” ~RT@TrueBlissCoach
Thank You! Dr. Seuss, for reminding young and young-at-heart the importance of having fun, respecting others and not taking ourselves so seriously. To my readers, may all your dreams come true!
If you have a moment, I’d like to know what’s your favourite Dr. Seuss quote? Book? Do you think Dr. Seuss was a transformational leader?