Oh, the Places You'll Go!
"“You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go!”
You are in control of your own life; the text is implying that you have empowerment over your own life. The text is stating to dictate your decisions and follow your desires. It also states that it is fine to be an individual.
"You're off to great places,
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So...get on your way!
"You're off to great places,"; the text is stating you can go anywhere you want, everyday is a chance to do something great. The text also states that "Your mountain is waiting" , which implies that you could have potential for great things, meaning your "mountain" is your goal or accomplishment.
"Wherever you fly, you‟ll be best of the best."
"Wherever you go, you will top all the rest."
"Except when you don't."
Because, sometimes you won't."
The text stated above infers that you can excel among others if given the effort, ("Wherever you fly, you'll be the best of the best."). "Except when you don't", states that if you do not try to overcome failure, you will most likely be unsuccessful. I find the following text from the story to be motivational to many people. It clearly states the lines of success and failure.
Oh The Places You'll Go is a story written by Dr. Seuss. An unknown narrator is following a young individual, through his many travels and decisions. As the story progresses the individual comes across a place known as the waiting place; the waiting place is a place in which many people are waiting for something to happen. The story suggests that no time passes while in the waiting place. As the character is in the waiting place there are many people idly waiting for one thing or another. The character then finds his way out of the "waiting" place and continues traveling from one place to another, as the story comes to an end.