“Who moved my cheese”, an incredible book written by Dr Spencer Johnson.
Basically, the book is about an enlightening story of 4 characters, who live in a Maze and look for Cheese to nourish them and make them happy. These four characters include 2 mice named Sniff and Scurry, and 2 little people named Hem and Haw. Cheese is a metaphor for what you wish to have in life- whether it’s a good job, wealth, a loving relationship, or even peace of mind. And the maze symbolizes for a place with full of challenges ( or even danger).
Talking about characters, they are relatable because each represents our common attitude toward change. The two mice represent the ability to adapt change quickly . But, the two little people are the opposite. But Haw eventually realizes that he needs to move with changes.
This book conveys some of the lessons about leading yourself:
- Anticipate Change
Sniff and Scurry were not surprised when they found out there is no cheese left in Cheese Station C because they already expected that the cheese will soon run out.
–>We should always have a Plan B.
2. Enjoy Change
In the story, Haw soon appreciated the change of pace and then be ready to embark on a new journey for looking for new cheese (new happiness).
3. Comfort means no more cheese
Hem and Haw represent some people being stuck in monotonous jobs,
not ever trying new things. Meanwhile, Success (New Cheese) is always out of the comfort zone.