Book – Who Moved My Cheese (Book Review)
Author – Dr. Spencer Johnson
Genre – Self-help Book
Published Year – 1998
How do you see the change of any type? If not sure, you will find yourself in one of the characters in the book or may resonate with a different character in another aspect of life.
I thought of picking up this book considering the changes we are going through in all aspect of life due to the current situation, and this book capture change in the best way possible.
A fantastic way to deal with change in work and life is through a short story of mice and little people. The book teaches essential lessons in coping with change.
About The Author –
Dr. Spencer Johnson was an American physician and author. He was known for his famous book Who Moved My Cheese? He also wrote The Peaks and Valleys, The Present and co-authored the One Minute Manager series books.
About the Book –
Who Moved My Cheese is the fictional story of four characters: two mice and two little people. They are looking for cheese (Cheese Used as a Metaphor for what we want in life: health, wealth, and happiness) in the maze.
Each character responds to change differently, which determines the outcome of their life.
1) Anticipate change and change the course well on time.
2) Stay prepared for changes and embrace them as soon as it happens.
3) Act after a change has happened by force and yet adapt to it, having no alternative.
4) Refuse to embrace change, stay mediocre, and blame the outside situation and other people for their life and circumstances
As the story progresses, all four characters find their cheese completely vanishing one day, and what follows is how each of them deals with it. How they respond and act, and who accomplishes what with their response and action to this situation.
As you read this engaging yet powerful short story, you will face yourself in one of the characters and be in each one’s shoes at some point.
When it comes to change, we can change with time and get better by gaining experience through trial and error or stick to our old ways and get bitter with times, constantly blaming outside situations upon which we don’t have any control.
I loved this line from the book –
When we change what we believe, we change what we do. We can believe change will harm us and resist, or we can assume it will help and embrace it. It depends on what we choose to believe.
I have also created a video of a few quotes from the book – I am sure you’ll see it. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel – Myread4change.
It is a must-read book for everyone who resists change and wants to grow in any area of life. Change is inevitable and part of growth. The sooner we embrace this fact, the better.
Whether you are starting to read a self-help book or have read many, this one will undoubtedly engage you with its tale and inspire you to embrace change and grow with it.
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