Unless you are not of this planet, then it's most likely that '98 3/4%' you've heard of Dr. Seuss or come across one of his books or a film based on a book he's written. Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and illustrator authoring for children under the pen name Dr. Seuss.
At the time of his death on September 24, 1991 Dr. Seuss had completed 44 children's books. Many have become household favourites along the years and have been translated into more than 15 languages with over 200 million copies currently existing around the world.
One of my particular favourites has been 'Oh, The Places You'll Go!' which was first published by Random House on January 22, 1990; the last book published in the author's lifetime. Best known for the line, 'Will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed. (98 3⁄4% guaranteed.)', it reached number one on the The New York Times best-selling Fiction Hardcover list directly upon its release.
Although a perennial favourite, Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully illustrated book is the perfect send-off for children starting out in the world, be they nursery school, high school, or college grads, it works well for adults as well.
“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.”
From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within.
A few years back, Burning Man community made this video based on 'Oh, The Places You'll Go!' which will hit the right notes with any resolution-making individual this January! Enjoy!