Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dr. Seuss leadership

“If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got.” Dr. Seuss
Although this quote has been used by many, my favorite is Dr. Seuss.  Another one that I enjoy is "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose."
Dr. Seuss actually wrote some very profound thoughts.  I love how these two quotes go together.
The first speaks to doing the same things and expecting different results.  When you make the same choices, whether jobs, habits or people, your results will tend to be the same (or even worse).  And yet, don't we sometimes hope that something will change?
The second quote speaks to what you can do about it.  You are smart and you have choices.  You don't always have to analyze "why" to make a change.  You only have to realize that you need a different direction.  The analyze part comes in choosing a direction.  Look at where you've been (your history) and choose where you want to be (your goal).  Then connect the dots.  It's not always a straight shot to your destination, but you will change your outcome.  You are in charge.  "You can steer yourself, any direction you choose."

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