Imagine!! You are living in a very comfortable life, good life and expecting everything to be the same far for the future.
Suddenly, something you had not expected happened. The situation begin to turmoil and you don’t know what to do.
Well! Change Happens, they keep moving the ‘Cheese’
(Thats one of the very famous lessons from best selling books: “Who Moved My Cheese”)
I’ve just finished read those written books by Spencer Johnson. and personally i think this book is quite interesting.
This is not a very hard book to read, (compare with your class textbook, of course!) but for me, this book really worth it! It does not take long to complete all of the chapter. But the lessons is really inspiring.
Everybody has its own pursuing things in life, including us! We often develop strategy how to get our ‘Cheese’ or we can simply say ‘our destinations’ (it could be material things or simply living with peaceful life and family). Each person has its own favorite cheese, it could be camembert, brie, or mozarella. Then we started to find our cheese.
This is what happened to the four main character in this book, two of them are mice name Sniff and Scurry, with their instinct and simple mind are trying to find their cheese, The other two characters are Hem and How (two little people with some smart yet complicated mind).
After a while, those four characters already find their own cheese. They got everything they need. Life is good indeed! The cheese is so abundant until the two little people think that it will remain forever during their live.
Until one day the cheese disappear! The two little people are not so ready to face the reality, and they keep asking why and stuck in their place trying to figure out where on earth their cheese is and who has moved their cheese?
On the other hand, the two mices with simple minds which also face the same situations, is simply taking a different step. They are started to moving on and try to find another cheese using their instinct. Sniff with its sniffing ability, and scurry which always hurry chasing every opportunity. 🙂
These two mices sometimes stuck in a blind alley or get bumped into death way in a maze, but they are keep trying and never stopping. Until someday, tehy find another Cheese station with a huge..huge amount of cheese and it even bigger than the cheese in the previous station, the big as they never imagine about it before.
Then what happen with the two little people?
Haw finally realized that she should initiate new steps to find another cheese. She cannot stay in the situation when there is no cheese. Then what about Hem? this little people is still continue to find out why the cheese is moving and he stuck in his unanswered question. He dont want to make a move. He is too comfortable with his situation now. He said to Haw,
“Jumping back to the maze? are you crazy? Do you know how much the risk is over there…the dark and blind alley, what if you go there and never came back again? You will never know what will going on outside there”
There are so many things to worry for Hem, until his fear occupy his mind and he never take a risk and jump to the maze.
In contrast, Haw decide to overcome her fear. She never let her fear occupy his forward movement. Now, she is ready to go to the ‘Maze’ again and dare to take risk, whatever could happen next inside the maze.
In summary, Haw find the new cheese station, similar with her two mices friends. It is not a simple journey afterall. But she enjoy her decisions and movement along the maze. Those brave steps can actually change her mind and perspectives.
What about Hem? the book does not mention what about Hem next? It depends on how he can deals with the situation and the option are there. It is just about he dare to take a risk or still staying in his comfort zone with ‘no cheese’ situation.
In Brief, this book tells us about the life which keeps changing and how we cope and thrive with the change itself! For me its simple yet motivating indeed!
Sometimes we need to take a risk, faulty is the lead to another success story!
Life Moves On and So Should We! 🙂