Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
Who thought that this book would be so relevant in 2020, how do you respond to the challenge?
Who Moved My Cheese? is a simple parable that reveals profound truths. It is the amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy.
Cheese is a metaphor for what you want to have in life, for example a good job, a loving relationship, money or possessions, health or spiritual peace of mind.
The maze is where you look for what you want, perhaps the organisation you work in or the family or community you live in.
The problem is that the cheese keeps moving.
In the story, the characters are faced with unexpected change in their search for the cheese.
One of them eventually deals with change successfully and writes what he has learned on the maze walls for you to discover. You’ll learn how to anticipate, adapt to and enjoy change and be ready to change quickly whenever you need to.
Discover the secret of the writing on the wall for yourself and enjoy less stress and more success in your work and life.
How do we react during the Covid 19 pandemic?
Around the world everyone had their life turned upside down, life as we knew before the pandemic hit was moved, our cheese was moved.
$^$%^&!! and some other nasty words can be added, who gave them the right to move our cheese, who (I’m not talking about the WHO, although it makes a great pun 😉 gave them the right to upset our plans we had for our life, our seniors were suppose to finally reach their dream of playing for the school’s 1st team, we worked so hard to get there, and now this !!! AARGH!!
But how do we respond, if you want to find out the difference between react and respond, check out my post on the topic.
The four characters in the story responds to change in a different way.
There are people like Haw, who are afraid of change initially but are likely to come around once they’ve had time to think and understand why it’s necessary.
But you will also have characters like Hem, who are not willing to change at all. These people require even more time and attention.
Thankfully, there will also be people like Sniff and Scurry, who are always ready and willing to change.
Now it’s up to you:
Do you understand the need for change?
Do you know your organization and all its various stakeholders?
Are you aware that the change management process can take months, years or even decades?
And most importantly:
Do you and the people in your organization accept the fact that change is necessary for personal development?
Ok, so we have these 4 characters which one do you relate with most? Why?
If you feel scared around change, NLP can help you face it!
But most of all we have God that is almighty where everything is possible, all we need is to ask.
In The Message Matthew 7:7 :
“Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn’t a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing. You’re at least decent to your own children. So don’t you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better?
Trust God and you will make it through the change, sometimes God removes our obstacles, sometimes he empowers us with strength to get over or around the obstacle,
You can do it! this too shall pass