Thursday, January 15, 2009

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson



Who Moved My Cheese?
An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

Year Published: 1998

My Rating: 5 stars

96 pages

Weight: 8 ounces = 0.5 lb.

This book is about the story of 2 mice "Sniff" and "Scurry", and two small people "Hem" and "Haw".

They are living in a maze and there main goal is to find "cheese". In the beginning they find it in a Cheese Station and are happy to go there everyday to eat cheese to their hearts content. Then cheese starts to become less and less everyday.

The mice realizing the change, start looking for new places with cheese outside this station, while the "people" not realizing or actually recognizing any change stay where they are until there is absolutly NO cheese.

First they wait for the cheese to come back, then one decides it's time to move on and look for something new..

It's a really nice story with cute characters, that you can apply to your daily life, wheather it's a job, a relationship, a business or anything else. You just need to realize when cheange will happen -because it will- and act before it's too late.

I recommend this book, it's a short story that has so much meaning in it.

Some quotes form the book..

"When you change what you believe, you change what you do."

"Noticing small changes early helps you adapt to the bigger changes that are to come"

"Keep life simple, don't overanalyze or overcomplicate things"

"You should go out of your comfort zone to explore the world and all it's possibilities"

"Time to leave this cheese station and find some new cheese"




2 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

Back in my working days, our entire management organization was required to read this book, primarily because the CEO had liked it. There are good take-aways that you can learn from and apply to your life, regardless of what you do.

DeSeRt RoSe said...

I understand why they had you read it, it sure applies to a lot of things in life :)

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