“Life moves on and so should we” -Spencer Johnson
Over the weekend, I recommended some self help books. Today, I’d like to draw lessons from one of the books. ‘Who Moved My Cheese’ by Dr. Spencer Johnson.
Who moved my cheese is a fable about four characters, two mice (Sniff and Scurry) and two little people (Hem and Haw) who live in a maze and they all love cheese. It follows their physical and emotional journeys of as they search, find, lose and must rediscover their supply of cheese, in a large, twisting maze. Cheese is of cos a metaphor for the things we want in life. Career, relationships, peace, fulfilment, money or health.
Here are 3 major lessons:
Change Happens: Whether you like it or not, or whether you’re ready or not, change will happen. Our circumstances are constantly changing, even if we don’t want them to, people change right before our eyes, policies are changing. even the weather plays yoyo with us. The earlier we realize that things will always change and get with the program, the better for us. Sometimes we get so comfortable in our lives and with our situation that we never anticipate change but we are hit with some change every once in a while that we don’t expect. So we have to be ready. When you expect change (both gradual and sudden) to happen, you’ll better monitor and anticipate it early.
Adapt to change quickly: The earlier, the better. The sooner you adapt to it the sooner you can take action. “The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you find new cheese.”
Change: Take action and move with the change. Accept the change, set goals regarding the change you want to happen, make an action plan, take small and actionable steps at a time. Do not let fear keep you from living your best life. “If you do not change, you can become extinct.”- Spencer Johnson.
Wishing you an amazing week ahead!