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
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.