If you’re out of motivation, feeling down and lacking in self-confidence or if you just want to feel a little bit uplifted, open Dr Seuss’ “Oh, the places you’ll go!” and you will find yourself feeling that you can take on anything. At least, that’s how I feel, each time I read it to my three-year-old.
Whatever the situation, the book just seems to fit: Life, work, academia, relationships… It’s a story of decisiveness, of tenacity, failure, success, loneliness, patience, groping around in the dark, facing up to your problems and most of all- going places.
As a project manager, I particularly love the lines:
“You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.”
Beautiful words, and so true.