Finally, after quite some time, I give you the Cliff’s Notes for “Who Moved My Cheese”!
MY cheese was moved quite so often lately, so I apologize for delivering this only now..
Last post, I had talked about Who Moved My Cheese in a general way. Today, I will give you a Cliff’s Notes version of Who Moved My Cheese. No, I won’t give you spoilers on the parable itself. But I will give you the main principles of the book. If you want to enjoy the childlike beauty of the Who Moved My Cheese parable, you better grab the book for yourself.
So, ready for a few life-changing lessons now?
(Take note that Cheese can mean: a job, a relationship, or anything that is a source of security or comfort.)
Principle # 1:
They Keep Moving the Cheese.
Quite a lot of people mouth that change is the only constant in life. I believe in that adage, because there has been so much change in the past five years alone. The trick to not becoming a “dinosaur” is… To read through the rest of the article. :p
Principle # 2:
Get Ready for the Cheese to Move.
Instead of letting change blind-side you or catch you unaware, anticipate it, brace for it, by noting changes in your environment, in your circumstances, and even in trends.
Principle # 3:
Smell the Cheese Often so You Know When It’s Getting Old.
Though it seems hard to be on the constant lookout for change, you have no other choice. If you read through the book, you will understand why you need to be on the lookout for change. You cannot allow change to overtake you just like that, or else you will be caught unawares and you might only be too surprised to realize that life had taken over, all of a sudden.
Principle # 4:
The Quicker You Let Go of Old Cheese, the Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese.
(Adapt to change quickly.)
The more you cling to your “old cheese,” (an old job, old attitudes, habits and patterns, etc.), the more that your transition to the “new cheese” would become difficult for you. The sooner you can learn to let go, the easier and quicker your transition to embracing the “new cheese.”