I talked about introducing change some time ago. Today I’m recommending a book about change: Who moved my cheese. It is a great, short story, about a couple of mice inside a maze. One day they find their beloved pile of cheese moved. The mice all react differently tho this event.

The cheese stands for anything you want to have in life: your job, money, a loving relationship, you name it. The maze stands for where you look for what you want.

A couple of lessons out of the book:

  • You can learn how to deal with change and you should, because change is always happening.
  • You need to keep things simple, be flexible, and move quickly. The less you have to carry, the easier it is to change.
  • Don’t overcomplicate matters or confuse yourself with fearful beliefs: these beliefs can cause you to get stuck at a specific place, when instead you should be moving to another part of the maze.
  • Nothing gets better until you change.
  • There is always new cheese out there. You are rewarded with it when you go past your fear and enjoy the adventure.
  • Most fears are irrational, but still it will often cause you to stay where you are. What would you do if you weren’t afraid?