How Are You Relating To The Characters in Who Moved My Cheese

United States
January 21, 2007 6:32pm CST
I read an excellent book about four months ago, titled "Who Moved My Cheese?" This book features two mice and two human-like characters living in a maze. Everyday, they would go to the same place and eat cheese. Eventually, the cheese was gone and the two mice went on their way to find more cheese. The two human like characters, however, refused to leave. They were comfortable with the way things were, and refused to accept that life around them was changing. One day, one of the humanlike characters decided to go look for more cheese, because there wasn't any there. He had to look fear in the face and proceed. His friend, didn't come. He was afraid of change, and like many of us, stayed where nothing was, instead of going into the unknown. ]] Needless to say, this book talks about change, and facing it. It talks about the good that can come about. It inspired me to step into real estate, and it unexpected change seems to be pushing me farther into it. My full-time job has become more work, a little bit more money, a lot more work. The systems that were in place were abused, and now the system is being revamped. Through it all, I see positivity ahead. What changes are you dealing with, and have you read the book? How do you plan to go forward?
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@nzk786 (453)
• India
22 Jan 07
In life we all deal with change everyday no matter what. How we deal with these changes actually effects our full countenance and in this book Dr Spencer is trying to tell us what we should and should not do when adapting to changes. Everything changes and I personally have seen that even long term relations are never the same after a period of time and one needs to realise that things have changes and one has to adapt to these. This could include your work, marriage, love, affections etc etc. How you react to these changes is what makes you more successful than others in life. I really like this book and would recommend all to read it atleast once and try the things mentioned therein to see how it improves your life.
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• United States
22 Jan 07
Love, work and marriage. And, to think, I only thought of it in a work content. Thanks for the obvious connection. I don't know how I missed that. Marriage, relationships (including family) all have to undergo changes. If we are prepared, they are easier, and more productive.
@shellyrios (1215)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Yes, I had gotten the audio tape of this book and it really helped me move out of my "comfort box." I faced my fears and left a job I was very unsatisfied with and was not happy in. It really created a stepping stone for me, and recommend it for anyone with the same problems. It was a great way to help people overcome their fears from the story standpoint.
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• United States
22 Jan 07
Yeah, the book itself, as all the little pictures written. The overall messages, etc. However, I am sure an audio of it can be done in thirty. I listened to his other book, The Present, on audio. Also a great book to read.