Who Moved My Cheese? – Part 2

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In my last post, which was the summary of the book Who Moved My Cheese?, we saw how Haw overcame his fear of change. He decided to change with the situation (though a little later) and was successful in finding New Cheese. In the process, he learnt many new things. His new beliefs encouraged new behaviour.

These are the following things that Haw wrote on the walls of the maze

  • Having cheese makes you happy.
  • The more important your cheese is to you the more you want to hold on to it.
  • If you do not change, you can become extinct.
  • What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
  • Smell the cheese often so you know when it is getting old.
  • Movement in a new direction helps you find new cheese.
  • When you stop being afraid, you feel good!
  • Imagining yourself enjoying your new cheese leads you to it.
  • The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you find new cheese.
  • It is safer to search in the maze, than remain in a cheeseless situation.
  • Old beliefs do not lead you to new cheese.
  • When you see that you can find and enjoy new cheese, you change course.
  • Noticing small changes early helps you adapt to the bigger changes that are to come.

Haw summarized what he had learnt and wrote it on the wall.

The handwriting on the wall

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 and again They keep moving the cheese
So, this was all about the book. Hope you enjoyed and learnt things that will help you deal with change in your work and in your life.

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Who Moved My Cheese? – Book summary

Title : Who Moved My Cheese?

Author : Dr. Spencer Johnson

Genre : Personal Development

Pages : 96 pages

Publisher : Vermilion


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Cheese is a metaphor for what we want to have in life, whether it is a job, a relationship, money, a big house, freedom, health, recognition, spiritual peace or any activity.

“Who Moved My Cheese?” , is  a story of four little characters, two mice named Sniff and Scurry and two little people Hem and Haw. All four of them ran through a maze everyday with their jogging suits and running shoes on to Cheese Station C. At Cheese Station C, they found cheese that kept them nourished and made them happy. Sniff and Scurry would wake up early everyday and race through the maze to Cheese Station C. After reaching, they would take off their running shoes and tie them arround the neck in case they needed them again. In the beginning, Hem and Haw would do the same but after a while, they would reach later and later everyday to Cheese Sattion C. To make them comfortable, Haw wrote on the wall “Having cheese makes you happy”.

One day, the cheese was gone. Sniff and Scurry were not surprised. They had noticed the supply of cheese reducing each day. The mice did not over analyze things. So, they set out to find new cheese. Sniff and Scurry decided to change with the situation.

Later the same day, when Hem and Haw arrived at Cheese Station C, they were shocked to see no cheese. They had not paid attention to small changes taking place each day. Hem yelled repeatedly “Who moved my cheese?”.They kept looking around the Cheeseless Station C to see if the cheese was really gone. Hem and Haw were resisting change and so started feeling depressed. Before going home that night hungry and discouraged, Haw wrote on the wall “The more important your cheese is to you, the more you want  to hold on to it”.

Haw wanted to change with the situation but the fear of change and listening to Hem, made him stay and so, they both kept coming to Cheese Station C without any success in finding cheese.

One day, Haw realised that this situation wasn’t going to improve and the only way out was to run through the maze again in search of new cheese. But, Hem was still adamant and was not ready to leave his comfort zone. So, Haw set out alone in search of new cheese. Before he left, he wrote on the wall “If you do not change, you can become extinct”.

Haw ran through the maze everyday in search of new cheese. It was more tiring and painful than before. Haw realised that he had spent a lot of time at Cheese Station C. He stopped for some rest and wrote on the wall “Smell the cheese often so you know when it is getting old”. But Haw was happy because he had overcome his fear. Running through the maze, he would find little cheese for survival. He would fill his pockets with few bits of cheese. He imagined about his favourite cheese and realised that imagining better situations made him run through the maze with greater agility and strength. One day, he went back to Cheese Station C and offered Hem some of the bits of cheese. But Hem refused. Hem wanted the same cheese that he was used to eating. Haw again failed to convince his friend to move on. Haw again set out alone.

Days passed by, but Haw was yet to find his cheese. As he ran through the maze, he thought about what he had already learned. He realised that his new beliefs were encouraging new behaviour. He continued through the maze with greater speed. And before long, it happened. He proceeded along a corridor that was new to him, rounded a corner and found new cheese at Cheese Station N.

When Haw went inside, he was startled because what he was witnessing was the greatest supply of cheese he had ever seen. Sniff and Scurry welcomed him here. Sniff and Scurry had already grown fat because they had been here for some time. Haw enjoyed his new cheese but this time he wasn’t ignorant. He inspected Cheese Station N everyday to see the condition of the cheese and to avoid being surprised by unexpected change.

One day, he could hear some noises and hoped it was his friend Hem.

Though a simple one, this story is impactful.

In my next post I would be sharing a one page summary that is mentioned  in the book so as to not take away the essence of the book.


Though I have been reading since a very long time, this was my first try at a book summary. Hope you all enjoyed!

My next post:

Who Moved My Cheese? – Part 2


Just me

 Hey Pressers!

First of all a big Thank You to all. Your likes and comments on my posts are motivating me to write more. Also your blogs are helping me learn and improve.

Today we can do a share something about yourself  post.

Few things about me…                                 

  • I’m a twenty year old. Yes, two decades of living, old enough to know better, too young to care!
  • Engineering student- By choice and I take pride in it.
  • I’m crazy about two things:
  1. Math (unlike many others I know) . And to those who hate it, just one thing, you have to dive deep in to see the beauty of the ocean. Swimming on the waters will not help. Same is with math.
  2. Reading. Most of you here would agree to this. Reading.Is.Bliss.
  • Pasta lover. Hey give me some Pasta…Anyday.Anytime.
  • Solitude…Ah! I enjoy it.
  • Optimistic…I am always. Wondering how?! My wisdom literature comes to the rescue.    

So these were few things about me. This is me. Mainstream? Nahh…I roll it differently!

Hope you enjoyed it!

I would like to know onething about each one of you in the comments!


More of me

New found wisdom at twenty



Inspiration

They say inspiration only comes to those who build up the courage to seek it. It’s not a work of some profound words and photoshop. But the lines below have always inspired me. Anyone who needs a trigger and  who has the slightest doubt in mind should be reading this poem by Walter D. Wintle. It goes…

Thinking

If you think you are beaten, you are;

If you think you dare not, you don’t.

If you’d like to win, but you think you can’t,

It is almost a certain-you won’t.


If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost;

For out in this world we find

Success begins with a fellow’s will

It’s all in the state of mind.


If you think you’re outclassed, you are;

You’ve got to think high to rise

You’ve got to be sure of yourself before

You can ever win the prize.


Life’s battle don’t always go

To the stronger or faster man;

But sooner or later the man who wins

Is the man who thinks he can!

– Walter D. Wintle

 

No matter where you are at this point, you can always get to the place where you want to be. It’s just about believing in yourself.

More in seeds




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Evening by the sea

The softness of the sands
The symphony of the waters

The gentleness of the breeze


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The setting of the sun

The softness of the sands

The symphony of the waters

The gentleness of the breeze

And then the setting of the sun

The feeling…Bliss

Harmony


Harmony

The depth in your eyes

The reflection of your pristine soul

The honesty in your words

Your innocence

Harmony they work in 

To make the beautiful you


The profound wisdom in your thoughts

The reflection of  what you read

The power of your knowledge

Your weapon

Harmony they work in 

To make the intelligent you

-Nida Khan

Courage


It is what you call fear that I call courage

Because it is only when you are courageous enough that you experience fear

And when you experience fear is when you live

Otherwise you simply exist

-Nida Khan

New found wisdom at twenty!

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It’s been twenty long years. The voyage of twenty years has been forby. From falling to getting up, from forgetting to learning, from crying to laughing, from shrinking to growing, the journey has been exceptional. From here on, my wagon has taken a different route altogether. The things that were blur before, my purpose, my dream, have now started to appear clear. But, it is still miles to go before I reach to the destined place. This journey would be with more challenges, more impediments, but I will thrive because my tenets have evolved. Back then, people told me what I should be doing and where I should be going but today I choose to be deaf to those words because I know them for myself. I want to do things others don’t want to or to be specific, don’t dare to and want to go on paths less reysed. I want to read till I can read no more. I want to write till there is nothing more to express. I want to learn till there is nothing more to learn and question till I have got all the answers. Back then, I ran to win  the race but today, I will run to win that dream of mine. I will push my limits for I know that the only walls around me are the one’s I create for myself. And yes, I will stop only when I am done.