There are a million motivational and inspirational books out there. But one of the best I’ve found is also one of the simplest. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss: insightful, wise, powerful, uplifting, universal, honest…and accurately reflecting the ups and downs and twists and turns in life. It’s the perfect book for anyone, but especially someone in a life/career transition who might be feeling a little frustrated or discouraged that things aren’t falling into place faster.
The final part of the book goes like this: “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. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98.75% guaranteed.)”
I think many of us can relate to those words of wisdom. So the next time you’re in a career transition, or even when you’re not, have Dr. Seuss nearby!