Who Moved My Cheese? is a recent read for me. This year, while being quarantined, I made the decision to read more. I mean, who didn’t make that goal or at least a similar type of goal?
My husband recently read Who Moved My Cheese? and recommended it to me. With its 94 page length, I figured, why not? I ended up reading the entire book in one night because it was short and captivating from the start.
I love this book because its lessons transcend your personal life and your professional.
If you’ve never read the book, there are four main characters: Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw who are looking for “cheese” inside of a maze. Each character enters the maze and they find cheese together, but eventually the cheese supply runs low forcing the characters to make a decision. Some of them decide to go deeper into the maze in search of more cheese while others stay behind wondering where the cheese went, surely it will come back! The rest of the book follows along to see the decisions of each character and the outcome.
This is obviously a very simplified version of the story, but the meaning behind the story is very deep. For me in particular, I have a hard time making decisions and moving comfortably when change is required. This book made me think into those characteristics of myself and ask “Why?”
As the book gets into, change is inevitably and usually bringing out a lot of good in your life as well. We can get stuck in our everyday situations because we think they are easy and overall, good. However, what can come on the other side, even if the road to get there is rock and difficult, can be the best thing we’ve ever discovered.
How do you deal with change? Do you cower and run at the thought or puff out your chest and take it head on? Or maybe somewhere in between?
Either way, I would highly recommend reading this short book. It would also make a great gift for your team, other employees you know or even a friend who may struggle with change in their life.
Let us know if you’ve read it by commenting your favorite thing about the book below and let us know if you gift this for the holidays!