Who Moved My Cheese? is a sweet analogy about four different personality types and the process of acceptance. The story is designed to make the reader think about which personality type they fall under (Sniff, Scurry, Hem or Haw)and what kind of results each type received. It packed a lot of punch for such a short story!
I loved the tidbits of advice that were 'written on the wall' along the way:
Change Happens-They Keep Moving The Cheese
Anticipate Change-Get Ready For The Cheese To Move
Monitor Change-Smell The Cheese Often So You Know When It Is Getting Old
Adapt To Change Quickly-The Quicker You Let Go Of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese
Change-Move With The Cheese
Enjoy Change!-Savor The Adventure And Enjoy The Taste Of New Cheese!
Be Ready To Change Quickly And Enjoy It Again & Again!-They Keep Moving The Cheese
Every once in a while a tiny gem appears and this book is one of them.
I really enjoyed this book. It's easy and quick to read and very informative. It helped me alot to deal with changes that were going on in my job.
A masterfully told story that anyone can relate to. This is one great self help book.
Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives. Who Moved My Cheese? is a parable that takes place in a maze. Four beings live in that maze: Sniff and Scurry are mice--nonanalytical and nonjudgmental, they just want cheese and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Hem and Haw are "littlepeople," mouse-size humans who have an entirely different relationship with cheese. It's not just sustenance to them; it's their self-image. Their lives and belief systems are built around the cheese they've found. Most of us reading the story will see the cheese as something related to our livelihoods--our jobs, our career paths, the industries we work in--although it can stand for anything, from health to relationships. The point of the story is that we have to be alert to changes in the cheese, and be prepared to go running off in search of new sources of cheese when the cheese we have runs out.
Very quick read and really gets you thinking about where you fit in the "hunt for cheese."