I borrowed this book from my company library and will soon be purchasing a copy of my own. It only took an hour to read and it reminded me of As a Man Thinketh, a very small book with a very big message.
Who Moved My Cheese? is a book about dealing with change. Cheese, however, is a metaphor. Once I began to read, it became obvious to me what my cheese was. The author uses each chapter to illustrate the different ways people adapt to change. When I reflected on the way I acted in certain situations, I found it quite humorous how overly dramatic I must’ve been. But being able to laugh at yourself is always a good thing right? So I guess I’m already making progress.
Something that made me pause is the way other people can hinder you when you’re ready to adapt to or create change in your life. It was disappointing to think of who had played this role in my life. But reassuring to realize that they may eventually meet you where you are, it just might take a little longer.
Even if you think you're pretty adaptable, this book may help you identify an area where you didn't know you were stuck. Or it may reveal to you that you are preventing people you care about from moving forward in their own lives.
“The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you’ll find new cheese.”
“Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson, MD