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Book Review: Who Moved My Cheese by Dr Spencer Johnson

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When I picked up this book, I was wondering what the author had in mind to use such title, but, as a I read on I realized I also need to get a new cheese rather than asking who moved my cheese.

The book is divided into three categories: this is to help you understand the book better and help your mind get a clearer picture of what the author is saying.

The first category is the classmate reunion
The second category is the story; who moved my cheese?
The third category is the discussion.

Who moved my cheese is a short fable of four fictional characters; Sniff and Scurry, the mice, Hem and Haw, the little humans.

These four characters were in search of  a new cheese, they got into a maze and found one sooner. Without further ado, the cheese got finished and before this happened, Sniff and Scurry had always waited for the unknown, they never assumed the cheese they found will last forever. Rather, they had another plan lest the cheese got finished.

Hem and Haw refused to find a new cheese, when they found out that the cheese had finished. All they did all day was to analyze how the cheese got finished and ask who moved their cheese.

Sniff and Scurry moved on in search of a new cheese, while Hem and Haw lived in the memories of the old cheese and were scared of finding new cheese.

By the time I finished the book, I realized we the medical practitioners, especially Nurses are like Hem and Haw.

I understand how tiring nursing is in some places in Nigeria, have you tried searching for a new cheese?
A new cheese does not necessarily mean a new job, it could be doing something new in an old job, or learning to accept your mistakes and flaws, so you can move on soon.

Like Haw in the book, while he searched a new cheese, he wrote some things on the wall concerning his new journey, hoping his friend would read and learn from him.

How much are you willing to learn?
Is never wrong to try out something new, because nobody has ever done it does not mean it is not right?
Like Haw in the story, he picked up his jogging shoes and continued the journey.

Bottom line is never be too comfortable in your comfort zone, learn something different beyond your comfort zone.

You can get this book on Amazon

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