Introduction This book was written by Dr.spencer johnson. Published on year 1998. Known for simplicity.
The StoryOnce upon a time . . . Four little characters who ran through a maze looking for cheese to nourish them and make them happy
The Story (cont.)Search for The Cheese •Sniff and Scurry •Hem and Haw Simple rodent brains Complex brains Good instincts Beliefs and emotionsactivity •Sniff and Scurry •Hem and Haw Trial and error Ability to think and learn Often lost Perception clouded by Bumped into walls beliefs and emotions
The Story (cont.)Routine•Sniff and ScurryDressed in their running gearHead over to Cheese Station CReturning to their cheese each morningSniffed, scratched, scurried around inspecting•Hem and HawAlso raced toward Cheese Station C each morningUntil different routine set in . . .Every night, they would return home full of cheeseEvery morning, they would confidently return for moreThey thought they worked hard, they deserve this Cheese
since Sniff and Scurry had noticed their diminishing supply of cheese,they weren’t surprised.Prepared for the inevitable.Knew instinctively what to do.Unaware of their changing environment.Unprepared to find their Cheese missing.
The Story (cont.)Response•Sniff and ScurryFarther and farther into the maze.Up and down corridors.Single goal of finding more cheese.Entered an area where they had never been.•Hem and HawHem and Haw still analyzing situationAngry about the injusticeLooking for benefitsFeeling entitled and betrayedHem and Haw continue to hem and haw
Further ResponseSniff and scurry found their cheese and enjoyed it.Haw who initially insisted to wait for the cheese to appear, learned fromhis mistake. He went out to the unknown and found his cheese after longstruggle.Hem expecting miracle waited for easy cheese to appear but it neverdid.
ThemeChange Happens They Keep Moving The CheeseAnticipate Change Get Ready For The Cheese To MoveMonitor Change Smell the Cheese Often So You Know When It Is Getting OldAdapt To Change Quickly The Quicker You Let Go Of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Can Enjoy New CheeseChange Move With The CheeseEnjoy Change! Savor The Adventure And Enjoy The TasteBeOf New Cheese Ready To Change Quickly And Enjoy It Again And Again They Keep Moving The Cheese
Get your cheeseSniff for changes Do not hesitate to change Move with the cheese because it is of prime importance Seek first to understand!