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Book: “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Dr. Spencer Johnson

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I wish you the best in finding your cheese. The audiobook is included.

 

“This book is all about dealing with change emotionally and methodically, and realizing when things are about to change. We miss the warning signs sometimes, and nobody is perfect. This book helped me realize my own issues of denial about my grandmother’s decline, how I could have made better choices speaking up, and the aftermath–accepting her passing and processing things in time.”Veronica Williams

 

  1. “What you are afraid of is never as bad as what you imagine. The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists.”
  2. “The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you find new cheese.”
  3. “He knew sometimes some fear can be good. When you are afraid things are going to get worse if you don’t do something, it can prompt you into action. But it is not good when you are afraid that it keeps you from doing anything.”
  4. “Being in the uncomfortable zone is much better than staying in the cheese-less situation.”
  5. “Sometimes, Hem, things change and they are never the same again. This looks like one of those times. That’s life! Life moves on. And so should we.”
  6. “He realized that when he had been afraid to change he had been holding on to the illusion of Old Cheese that was no longer there.”
  7. “It’s time to find New Cheese.” Hem argued, “But what if there is no Cheese out there? Or even if there is, what if you don’t find it?” “I don’t know,” Haw said. He had asked himself those same questions too many times and felt the fears again that kept him where he was. He asked himself, “Where am I more likely to find Cheese—here or in the Maze?”
  8. “He realized his fears were making things worse. So he did what he would do if he weren’t afraid. He moved in a new direction. As he started running down the dark corridor he began to smile. Haw didn’t realize it yet, but he was discovering what nourished his soul. He was letting go and trusting what lay ahead for him, even though he did not know exactly what it was. To his surprise, Haw started to enjoy himself more and more. “Why do I feel so good?” he wondered. “I don’t have any Cheese and I don’t know where I am going.” Before long, he knew why he felt good.”
  9. “In The Story you will see that the two mice do better when they are faced with change because they keep things simple, while the two Littlepeople’s complex brains and human emotions complicate things. It is not that mice are smarter. We all know people are more intelligent than mice. However, as you watch what the four characters do, and realize both the mice and the Littlepeople represent parts of ourselves-the simple and the complex—you can see it would be to our advantage to do the simple things that work when things change.”
  10. “Sometimes they did well, but at other times their powerful human beliefs and emotions took over and clouded the way they looked at things. It made life in the Maze more complicated and challenging.”

(All quotes can be found here.)

Blessings in abundance!

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