How do you handle the change in your life? Change is constant. Do you move with your cheese or you just allow things to happen its way? Spencer Johnson, in his book “Who moved my cheese?”, described Cheese as a metaphor for what you want to have in life whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money, or spiritual peace of mind. Cheese is what you think will make you happy, and when circumstances take it away, different people deal with change in different ways.
Four characters in this delightful parable represent parts of ourselves whenever we are confronted with change. Discover how you can let change work to your advantage and let it lead you to success! The book focuses on how four characters live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. The maze is where you spend time looking for what you want. It may be the organization you work in, the relationships you have in your life, or the community you live in.
Two of the characters named Sniff and Scurry are mice. They represent parts of us that are simple and instinctive. Hem and Haw are the little people, representing those complex parts of us as human beings. Sometimes you are like Sniff, who anticipates change early by sniffing it out, or Scurry, who quickly scurries into action and adapts. Maybe you are more like Hem, who denies change and resists it out of fear, or Haw, who learns to adapt in time when he sees something better.
Whatever part you choose, you are always filled with the common need to find your way in the maze of life and succeed in changing times. So, how do you ensure that you move with your cheese? Anticipate change (always be willing to step out of your comfort zone), adapt quickly, enjoy change. Be ready to change quickly, again and again. Understand what your cheese is. Having Cheese makes you happy and the more important your Cheese is to you, the more you want to hold on to it. Always have it in mind that you can become extinct if you do not change. The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you find New Cheese. Move with the Cheese and enjoy it!