Show you care in 2012

December 22, 2011 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

This is a guest post from Kevin Eikenberry and was originally posted on his blog.

From Green Eggs and Ham to the Cat in the Hat, I, like many kids, grew up with Dr. Seuss. But I can’t say I really became a fan until I was an adult — reading those classics and others to my children (Horton Hatches an Egg is a favorite.) If you’re a fan too, you might enjoy this very cool video reading of Horton Hatches an Egg).

As an adult, I also read a biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel that I found fascinating and fun.

Since then, I’ve taken his rhymes more seriously, and I share one of those today.

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

Questions to Ponder

  • What do I care about?
  • Why do I care?
  • What am I doing about it?

Action Steps

  1. Decide what you care about.
  2. Take action to make it better.
  3. Otherwise, stop complaining.

My Thoughts

My thoughts are simple.  If it matters to you — if you care about something, figure out what you can do to make it better.

Even if you don’t know if it will work.

Even if it only makes a small dent.

Do. Something. Now.

Nothing will change until someone changes by taking action.

You can wait for others to act, but it may be a long wait, and you can’t rightfully complain while you wait.

Winners act.

Whiners wait.

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