Growth is painful; change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.
How do you know when it’s time to let go?
Today we continue our discussion of Who Moved My Cheese by Dr. Spencer Johnson.
Yesterday’s Wall Message: Having Cheese Makes You Happy.
As time went on, Sniff and Scurry continued their routine of arriving early and inspecting the area for changes; whereas, Hem and Haw’s confidence grew into the arrogance of success – so much so that they didn’t notice what was happening.
As you can imagine, one day they arrived at Cheese Station C and discovered there was no cheese.
They weren’t surprised since they noticed the supply of cheese had been getting smaller every day. They were prepared for the inevitable and instinctively knew what to do. They put on their running shoes which hung conveniently around their necks.
They did not over analyze things. To them, the problem and the answer were both simple: The situation at Cheese Station C had changed and so they decided to change.
They were quickly off in search of New Cheese.
They had not been paying attention to the small changes that had been taking place each day, so they took for granted that their Cheese would be there. They were unprepared.
Their behavior was not attractive nor productive. Finding Cheese was their way of getting what they thought they needed to be happy.
What is it for you? Is it having material things, enjoying good health, developing a spiritual sense of well-being?
Because Cheese was important to them, the two Little people spent a long time trying to decide what to do. Haw became depressed. He had made future plans based on this Cheese.
That night, they went home discouraged, but before they left, Haw wrote on the wall:
The More Important Your Cheese Is to You, The More You Want to Hold on To It.
It’s time for you to reflect on how you handle your cheese:
When changes happen (and we know they do), how do you know when it’s time to let go?