Oh, the Places You’ll Go (if you get off your butt)

“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 you’ll go. Oh the places you’ll go.” – Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey (Billionaire)

Tomorrow, you have an opportunity. The sun will rise (even if you can’t see it). Birds will sing (some will poop on your car). Something will be available you have never experienced. There will be a place, small in the universe, where you have never been.

Step out into the light, take the right at the fork in the road. Make endorphins. Create change. The world is a blank slate, and you have all the tools you need to grow just a little bit… tomorrow.  There is no limit to your mind, and none to your imagination. You simply have to turn the switch, and begin. See, there’s always a catch.

For most of my life, I considered myself to be a person of very little imagination. In fact, I thought so even through the writing of my first two books. Then I finished them, and people began to tell me they aren’t quite like anyone else’s books. So, while I may be a Bear of Very Little Imagination, I have learned to take it as far as it can go.

 “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

“Screw the fear.” – Jo Leigh

Opportunities are scary, stressful, horrid things. But, if you can manage to be more excited than fearful … oh, the places you’ll go.


  1. Katie says:

    “Screw the fear” is going on my fridge, my mirror, my steering wheel (maybe not my steering wheel), my door and my key chain.

    1. Isn’t that a great quote? I loved that one.

  2. amysomday says:

    Mom was always fearful of my adventures until one night i said lets go to dinner. She gets in the car and asks where we were going, i shrugged my shoulders and started driving. Two hours later we were in this podunk town and had the best french dip sandwich ever at this hole in the wall. I felt lost about 5 times and my endorphins were racing… So yes… go, drive, turn unfamiliar corners. Laugh at the fear trying to steal your joy!

    Great post Bill, Thank you so very much!!

    1. Isn’t it funny how fear can turn to exhilaration? All we need to do is stretch once in a while.

  3. Great title, great post. Love the part about creating endorphins! Thanks for the inspiration, and thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. My pleasure. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I can’t believe you thought you had no imagination! I’m glad you didn’t let that stop you. And I hear you on ‘the getting off you butt’ bit. thanks bill

    1. When we don’t use something, it’s easy to assume we don’t have it.

  5. ceciliag says:

    And if you go in should you turn left or right
    or right and three quarters? or maybe not quite
    Or go around back and sneak in from behind
    Simple its NOT i;m afraid you will find
    For the mind maker upper to make up his mind!!

    Alright, alright I am up already. I was just resting my eyes for a minute!

    you know
    Out there things can happen
    and frequently do
    to people as brainy and
    footsy as you


  6. amysomday says:

    I come back to this quite often. Always and ever so thankful for a kick in the pants. Happy Sunday Love 🙂

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