Businesses Can Take a Cue from Dr. Seuss

| July 10, 2009 | 1 Comment

Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? He is one of my all time favorite authors. Not only for his rhyming words that just flow with ease, but for the lessons each book holds.  I read a posting on the Haystack Needle blog dated March 2nd, 2009 (Happy Belated Birthday Dr. Seuss) where the writer stated “I think Oh the Places You’ll Go should be the theme of this year, in light of all the flux with lost jobs in this economy. It’s a sweet book of hope.”

And I thought what an interesting thing to say? Have a book that is meant to be read to children be a theme of the year given the state of the economy? So I took to researching other Dr. Seuss anecdotes that could be taken for reflection of this year for companies.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss

This is a motivating phrase to get everyone to learn more; to crave more knowledge. Learning will not only help your business in current situations but will also help prepare your business and employees for future changes.  If you are up to date on the ‘here and now’ then you will be one step ahead of your competitors.

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!
– Dr. Seuss

If you have absorbed so much information from reading, reading and doing more reading, can you imagine all the ideas you will come up with for your corporation? Outside the box ideas will come freely as more information pops into your head. Answers to your customers’ problems will become clear when you try to find one. The possibilities are endless.

And when you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done. -Dr. Seuss

Just like Dr. Seuss mentioned in Oh the Places You’ll Go sometimes there are hang-ups and bang-ups and it’ll happen to you. Your company can generate ideas, think outside the box, struggle, work hard and it may still seem like you’re getting no where.  But no matter what, don’t go to the useless place. The waiting place, for people just waiting, that’s not for your organization! You must persevere. When you least expect it, things will happen. So keep your eye on the goal; continue learning, coming up with solutions, thinking creatively and it’ll work out so much better for your business than just waiting for something to happen.

And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed.-Dr. Suess

If only there was such a number at 983/4 % to base your success.  But even the doctor said so himself. You will succeed.  If you continue to work hard, stay out of the waiting place by engaging new, innovative ideas, your business will succeed. Only you can determine the measurement by which it achieves and there will be a victory!

And the final sentiments to end today’s post, is this:

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.
— Dr. Seuss

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  1. Austin Apartment Pros says:

    Sage advice from the good Dr. Seuss. It’s so true that innovation, persistence and organization are the keys to success. You can’t just sit around waiting for success to happen while bemoaning the fact that it’s not getting here fast enough. You have to ask yourself each day “What have I done today to move closer to the fulfillment of my goals”.

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