Who Moved My Cheese?

Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to reread Who Moved My Cheese with my daughter.  She is 8 years old and has become quite a good reader.  At the same time she is always interested in learning new things and discovering ‘lessons’.

When she found the book in my office it led to a lot of questions.  The questions started with “why do you (Dad) have pictures of mice on your ‘business’ books?”  Eventually it led to us reading the entire book together.

What a great experience.  I had honestly forgotten what a great book this is.  My daughter’s favorite lesson from the book is – Ask ‘What would you do if you were not afraid?’.  Good question don’t you think?

Other lessons from Who Moved My Cheese

Change Happens – They keep moving the Cheese

Anticipate Change – Get Ready for the Cheese to move.

Monitor Change – Smell the Cheese often so you know when it is getting old

Adapt to Change Quickly – The quicker you let go of old Cheese, the sooner you can enjoy new Cheese.

Track Change – Move with the Cheese

Enjoy Change – Savor the adventure and the taste of new Cheese

Be Ready to Quickly Change Again and Again – The keep moving the Cheese.

If you have not read Who Moved My Cheese lately, I would highly recommend it.  It is hard not to learn something from this exceptional parable.