Lessons Learned from Book: Who Moved My Cheese ~ Spencer Johnson.

These books reveals us via simple parable about the life's profound learning when faced with unexpected change. During the thin times of Pandemic, this book can act as an enlightening bliss and focuses light on how we as a whole oppose change, dread the obscure, however in the long run should learn to adjust.

Story: In a different world of maze, there were two mice and two little people looking for cheese. The mice were called Sniff and Scurry. The little people were called Hem and Haw. The little people were similar size as the mice, however their minds are intended to represent the simple and complex parts of ourselves.

Cheese is being a metaphor for what we want to have in life, may it be job, relationships, money, big house, freedom, health, recognition, spiritual peace etc.

Both the mice and the little people regarded the cheese they found in Cheese Station C as there was an enormous supply of cheese to eat. The cheese made them feel happy and comfortable, and they built their social lives around it. Suddenly one day cheese is vanished and how these change affect their lives gives us the glimpse of our own life.

Some pointers to reflect:

  1. Having Cheese makes you happy.

  2. The more important your cheese is to you the more you want to hold on to it.

  3. If you do no change, you can become extinct.

  4. What would you do if you weren't afraid?

  5. Smell the cheese often so you know when it is getting old.

  6. Movement in a new direction helps you find the new cheese.

  7. When you move beyond your fear, you feel free.

  8. Imagining myself enjoying new cheese even before I find it, leads me to it.

  9. The quicker you let go of the old cheese, the sooner you find the new cheese.

  10. It is safer to search in the maze than remain in a cheese less situation.

  11. Noticing small changes early helps you adapt to the bigger changes that are yet to come.

Key Pointers from the Book:

  1. Change Happens - They keep moving the cheese.

  2. Anticipate Change - Get ready for the cheese to move.

  3. Monitor Change - Smell the cheese often so you know when it is getting old.

  4. Adapt to Change Quickly - The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you can enjoy new cheese.

  5. Change - Move with the cheese.

  6. Enjoy Change - Savor the adventure and the taste of new cheese.

  7. Be ready to quickly Change again and again - They keep moving the cheese.


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