13 Powerful Life Lesson From Book “Who Moved My Cheese ?”

Who Moved My Cheese

Who moved my Cheese” is an amazing book written by Dr Spencer Johnson . This book is about how we should deal with change in our life and work.

As we know, Change is the only thing which is constant and it will going to happen in your life  whether you like it or not. It’s better to be ready for that rather than getting an unexpected surprise in life /work.

Book has sold more than 26 million copies worldwide in 37 languages and remains one of the bestselling books of all time.

Story revolves around four character in this book, two mice and two little people who also lives in maze and are looking for the cheese which they think makes them happy . Here Cheese is a metaphor for the things which you want in your life and makes us happy like financial success, a relationship, a job, a big house, freedom, health, recognition, spiritual peace, or even an activity like jogging or golf and maze where you are actually looking around. It can be anything like Organization, community in which you live or the relationship you have in your life.

But when the situation changes how these characters react to the situation that is described in this book. That’s the same principles we should adopt in our life to deal with change.

Book Story is being used in Business seminars, Life counseling session and many numerous events.

I have collected the core  teachings from this book , which we can go through every day and keep these important lessons in mind to deal with change in a better way.

Remember Cheese is here Metaphor for the things which you want to have in life, it can be anything .

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13 Life Lessons From Book  “Who Moved My Cheese ?”

1.  “If you do not change, you can become extinct”

~Spencer Johnson

Meaning : When things get change you should get changed as well, adapt yourself accordingly otherwise you will leave behind .

~Spencer Johnson

2. “What would you do if you were not afraid?”

~Spencer Johnson

Meaning : Sometimes some amount of fear can be good because you think that what worse can happen and it will set you in prompt action.But it is not good ,when you are so afraid it keeps you doing nothing . You should not be afraid in taking risks in your life ,when its necessary.

3. “Smell the cheese often, so you know when it is getting old”

~Spencer Johnson

Meaning : Monitor change in your cheese and prepare yourself accordingly, so when change  in your cheese will happen, you will be ready for it.

4. “When you move beyond fear, you feel free”

~Spencer Johnson

Meaning : You have to let go of your  fear, and shift your focus from  what goes wrong to what will go right  and then only you will be able to give your 100%.

5. “Imagining myself enjoying new cheese even before I find it leads me to it”

~Spencer Johnson

Meaning : Dream about those things which you want in life, because when you feel having your cheese  then it will lead to your cheese quickly.

6. “The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you find new cheese”

~Spencer Johnson

Meaning :Don’t hold on to things in your life when change happens that will only waste your time , energy and you will feel disappointed. Instead quickly take an action to move on and again make yourself busy in searching of new cheese.

7. “It is safer to search in maze, than remain in a cheese less situation”

~Spencer Johnson

Meaning : You have to keep moving in life searching for your cheese instead of sitting and folding your hands and worrying about it what you lost.

8. “Old belief do not led you to new cheese”

~Spencer Johnson

Meaning :Old methods will not give the new results , in order to get new cheese , you need to change your old routine and modify it to get new cheese.

9. “When you see that you can find and enjoy new cheese, you change course”

~Spencer Johnson

Meaning : When you get this belief  in yourself that you can get your cheese and having it will make you happy , then you definitely get your cheese and change your life again.

10. “Noticing small changes early helps, you adapt to the bigger changes that are to come”

~Spencer Johnson

11. “What you are afraid of is never as bad as what you imagine. The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists”

~Spencer Johnson

13. “Move with the cheese”

~Spencer Johnson

Meaning : Life Moves on and so should we.

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Last thing to my readers , I would like to hear from you…

Let me know in comments, Which of the  above quotes you like the most ?

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Neeraj Kaple

Neeraj Kaple is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He writes articles which motivates/inspire people to achieve their goals. He also writes about software's, blogging tools, internet marketing and how-to guides on his another Blog Techmazic.com.

12 thoughts on “13 Powerful Life Lesson From Book “Who Moved My Cheese ?””

  1. “What would you do if you were not afraid?
    This is the best quote that i have ever read because fear has been enslaving me in this life.

  2. I haven’t read the book yet, but I already have the copy of it, finally. Before I began to start reading the book I decided to browse some blogs about it, and so I got in to your blog.
    The quote I like the most is “The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you find new cheese” plus the way you explain it, really hit my current situation.
    Thanks for your blog

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