Check out this fun video with Dr. Seuss facts that are truer than true. There are many interesting things I never knew about Seuss, such as…
- He was the first to use the word “nerd”
- During World War II he wrote American war propaganda
- Green Eggs and Ham contains only 50 different words
The video also contains a couple of important lessons.
One, it mentions that his 1st children’s book was rejected 27 times. There are many stories of famous people and products that had to overcome rejection before they were popular. I always find it to be a confidence builder anytime I read about one. If Dr. Seuss can be rejected 27 times, then maybe it isn’t so bad when my work gets shot down.
The second interesting lesson that I found in the video is that Seuss ran into a friend on the street who ended up publishing his first book. Seuss said that had he been walking on the other side of the street, he never would have been an author.
While I don’t believe Seuss never would have been an author if he didn’t bump into his friend (he was too talented to not become a great author), I do think it is a fun example of how anything can happen on any given day.
Who knows who we will bump into today that can have a great impact on our life? And better yet, who knows who we will bump into today that we will have a great impact on their life?