A Must Read
We are often afraid of changes especially when we are in a comfortable situation with all things in place. How do we respond to unwanted times of life be it in our jobs, family life, relationships and all other aspects of existence? How do we cope when our ‘cheese’ has been moved or taken away?
The book ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’ tells of the responses of 4 personalities played by little people named Hem and Haw and 2 mice called Sniff and Scurry. How they respond to new challenges can be easily related to our daily dealings. When we examine their behaviour we can actually relate their successes and failures to our very own and also to the others around us.
Hem is change-resistant and refuses to budge under hunger and threat. Haw though like Hem in the beginning laughs at his own foolishness and went out to venture into the unknown and found his dream.
Unlike Hem and Haw, Sniff and Scurry represents the less analytical but practical lot who constantly change with time in find of food and new opportunities. They quickly moved out of the old station when depleted of their cheese and in their venture, found loads of new cheese enough to supply them through life.
This book clearly depicts our attitude and perspective towards changes; more so the need to overcome fear and prejudices against new ideas and risks. It is a good book as it helps us reflect our own present situation and creates a healthy spirit towards life. The principles taught can be life changing and students will be uplifted if they knew that the problems they face in their studies can be overcome by conquering their own fears. Adults in all forms of capacities too will benefit from it if we analyse the ways the 4 characters handle the same issue. How does one win and the other lose?
Yesterday saw me reading the book for the 5th or 6th time and I am still overwhelmed by the inspiring spirit and lessons I received. I will need to apply the principles in all aspects of my life and allow changes if it means for the betterment.
In short, the book tells me there is no problem in life; only solutions. Agree?
Come and read it.
I am sure it will inspire you in big or small ways.