Well, he is actually credited with being the first one to write the word "nerd"
"And then, just to show them, I'll sail to Ka-TrooAnd Bring Back an It-Kutch a Preep and a ProoA Nerkle a Nerd and a Seersucker, too!"
Do you have any firsts?
Are the firsts something you could put on your resume or your LinkedIn profile?
If the firsts are, did you?
"It's a pretty good zoo,"said young Gerald McGrew,"and the fellow who runs itseems proud of it, too!"
And even, if the first you accomplished isn't something for the resume, it was a first.
Being first, good or bad, is something that can't be taken away from you.
Focus on the positive. Where would you like to go?
Is it a place where you can be THE first?
"But if I ran the zoo,"said young Gerald McGrew,"I'd make a few changesthat's just what I'd do."
If so, don't hesitate. Summon the courage. Do not stop to collect, go!
Note: the quotes are from If I Ran the Zoo by Dr Seuss published in 1950
This was originally posted on Steve's 2 Cents during 2010