Ever since I learned to read I’ve always loved Dr. Seuss. As an adult, I’ve enjoyed reading the tongue-twisting tales to my nephew and my niece because Dr. Seuss’ way with words always brings a smile to their faces. Now, as I consider how to help others LEAPforLife, I realize that Dr. Seuss’ wisdom can help all of us find our passions. This is especially true if you’re facing a life-changing event, like being laid off from your job; considering whether to start a new business; preparing to move away from friends and family; wanting to inspire others to greatness or looking for a new challenge.

Consider this gem:

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go

We can all make a difference when we remember this Seussism:

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

When you question your self-worth, Dr. Seuss offers these words of encouragement:

“Don’t give up. I believe in you all. A person’s a person no matter how small.” Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who

It’s important to remember that finding your passion can be a fun!

“Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat

Remember, your passions are who you are, Dr. Seuss joyously reminds us about our individuality this way:

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday, to You!

When you engage your passion, Dr. Seuss knows you’ll find success:

“And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.) Kid, you’ll move mountains.” Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Nothing sums up my reason for encouraging people to LEAPforLife better than this often quoted Dr. Seuss philosophy:

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regrets. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” Dr. Seuss