The Cheese Story

cheese 1Who Moved My Cheese, Dr. Spencer Johnson’s famous, is a book I resort to every time I sense that my cheese is getting old and it’s time to change course and search for new cheese.

With over 24 million copies sold worldwide, Who Moved My Cheese is a book that fits all scenarios. The book tells the story of four characters who are parts of all of us, the simple and the complex, and who live in a maze and search for cheese to make them satisfied and happy. The cheese in this story is used as a metaphor for our desired prize, or what we seek in life whether on the business or personal level. The maze, on the other hand, is a metaphor for the place where we are looking for this prize whether at work, community, family, etc.

Who Moved My Cheese was written by Dr. Spencer in response to a big change in his life that he needed to deal with.  This same story, with time, became an inspiration for millions of individuals. The beauty of this short story is that it can speak to all age groups with the simplicity of language in which it is written. A school kid, teenager, university student, or adult can easily read it in a maximum of an hour and still benefit from its underlying messages.

In a world where change is the only constant, this book serves as a tool to help us deal with life changes. The story sheds light on the weekness and fear that we usually experience when  a big change takes place in our lives, and using simple messages written in cheese blocks, it teaches us how we can overcome them. This book serves as my constant inspiration whenever I’m feeling stressed and overwhelmed by a life situation, and it never fails to be my personal trainer to help me move out of my comfort zone, regain confidence, adapt, embrace change and learn to move as life moves.cheese 3cheese 2This blog post was inspired by The Daily Prompt. Read more here.


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