“I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam-I-am.”
We quickly learn that the character in the popular book by Dr. Seuss does not like them in a box or with a fox, in a house or with a mouse, on a train or in the rain, and a host of other places. In the end, the main character is asked whether it is possible to know whether you like green eggs or ham if you never try them.
Finally agreeing to try, the unnamed character realizes with joy that he DOES indeed like green eggs and ham. He likes them here. He likes them everywhere. He likes them on a boat, and even likes them with a goat.
Today is March 2nd and among other things it is National Read Across America or Dr. Seuss Day. What is interesting about this story is that it came about from a bet between Dr. Seuss and his publisher that an entire children’s book could not be written with 50 different words.
Obviously, Dr. Seuss won the bet and the new book was published in August of 1960 and has sold millions of copies over the last 58 years.
The point of this post is that the unnamed character had to try the green eggs and ham before he could know whether he liked them not. In similar fashion, Dr. Seuss could have simply agreed that the bet was not possible and given up. Had he done so, Dr. Seuss (his real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel), would not have produced a children’s well-loved classic.
There is no difference when it comes to real estate and buying a home. Many people are afraid to try something new. They are not sure if they will like the green eggs and ham of a new neighborhood. Or, maybe they are afraid that they will not like the green eggs called a mortgage.
This is why finding a great realtor is important. If you never try, you will never succeed. A great realtor will help you find the new home that you will love and where you will be able to make many wonderful memories like reading Dr. Seuss books to your children or grandchildren.
Make today a reading day with your family and then after reading this post, feel free to call Mark-I-Am. Tell me that you would like to try green eggs and ham.
I am sure that you will like them, and then you will say, thank you, Mark-I-am!