Who Moved My Cheese?

Here are my notes from book Who Moved My Cheese? by Johnson, Spencer

  • The more important your cheese is to you the more you want to hold on to it.
  • We're special. This sort of thing should not happen to us. Or if it does, we should at least get some benefits.
  • So they started earlier, stayed longer, and worked harder. But after a while, all they had was a large hole in the wall. Haw was beginning to realize the difference between activity and productivity.
  • If you do not change, you can become extinct.
  • Haw didn't realize it yet, but he was discovering what nourished his soul. He was letting go and trusting what lay ahead for him, even though he did not know exactly what it was.
  • He knew when you change what you believe, you change what you do.
  • Then he laughed and realized that he had started to change as soon as he had learned to laugh at himself and at what he had been doing wrong. He realized the fastest way to change is to laugh at your own folly - then you can let go and quickly move on.
  • He had to admit that the biggest inhibitor to change lies within yourself, and that nothing gets better until you change.
  • In short, a change imposed is a change opposed.