Green Eggs And Ham Anyone? 5 Inspiring Life Lessons From Dr. Seuss

Extraordinarily talented writer and cartoonist, Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr. Seuss, is known for his popular children’s books and boundless imagination.

With some of his best-sellers ranging from ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ to ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and ‘Horton Hears a Who!’, Dr. Seuss’s work still proves a hit with both children and adults alike; his unusual trisyllabic meter and wildly imaginative characters capturing the attention of different generations worldwide. But what really makes the work of Dr. Seuss noteworthy? The valuable life lessons that can be found throughout his writing.

5 Inspiring Life Lessons From Dr. Seuss

1. Be Yourself

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

You can never be anybody other than yourself, so embrace it! We are all unique. So love who you are, as there will never be anybody else quite like you.

2. You Can Overcome Anything

“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

Don’t shrink in the face of your problems; when troubled times arrive, you arrive bigger! Arm yourself with courage and determination (your ‘bat’!) and know that no matter what life may throw at you, you are capable of knocking it right back out of the park.

3. We Are The Sole Creators Of Our Destiny

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

Such a true sentiment and so beautifully put. Only you are capable of choosing the direction that your life takes. You alone are the driver of your destiny. Rid yourself of limiting beliefs and restricting doubts; these are the only things standing between you and your dreams.

4. It’s Up To You

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

You need to be the one that cares enough about your life and your happiness, that it is you that makes the changes needed for a happier life.

Only you know your dreams and only you are capable of realizing them. Refuse to rely on other people, make things happen for yourself.

5. The Time Is Now

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting.
So… get on your way.”

No matter what it is – a problem, a goal, hurt, an ambition – we are all faced with our ‘mountains’ from time to time. So what are you waiting for? There really is no time like the present, so stop putting off what needs to be done for tomorrow and start climbing today!

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