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Who moved my Cheese? Book Review

By Celin Thomas

The book is nearly 95 pages and is a simple read for all those who love reading about life skills. But for those folks who are into fiction, this book will be easy for their reading too as the idea is portrayed through fictitious characters.

‘Who Moved my Cheese?’ by Dr. Spencer Johnson is an amazing book for those who have had mental barriers blocking them for years in achieving something or understanding someone & adjusting to changing situations & circumstances.

Please read the forward note by Kenneth Blanchard, Ph.D who has given a perspective to understand how we would be able to use this book and who all can practically apply the learnings from it.

The copyright says year 1998 credited to the author but I’m sure the idea of adjusting and adapting to change has been around for eons. Very few people have been able to grasp this logic and be able to imbibe them into their lives. But I’m glad that there is finally a book that has managed to put such an important lesson in life in such a simple manner.
Its almost like a story book teaching us how to remain flexible and adaptable in situations that may seem hopeless & frustrating. Two mice (Sniff & Scurry) & Little people (Hem & Haw) are 4 characters which have interesting perspectives about leading life and chasing goals. When you read through the book you’ll find stark resemblance of those characters from the people you already know and would be surprised to note that in certain situations you may have also acted like one of these characters.

Few of the things that hinder our growth or throw us out of the game are own fears and preconceived notions, redundant beliefs. The book clearly states that change is a very important part of life and people must be able to accept and adapt accordingly as nothing lasts forever.

Cleverly, it also suggests that we need to sense the indications of forth coming changes by staying alert; so that we aren’t swept away by the tide of change rather we could ride with the tide itself and enjoy it while it lasts. The book also talks about hope in despair and self-affirmation of realisation of goals. The book essentially says that Cheese is anything that you may find important & or aspirational in your life. So your cheese could be your life partner, job or any such goal.

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Dare to Dream!

By Celin Thomas

As we age dreaming itself seems like a fictional aspect of our daily lives. I believe in dreams. I think they are a secret way in which God communicates with us all. These dreams guide us and will take us where we truly belong. The journey thus embarked upon will unfold and renewed you.

“The Dolphin, story of a Dreamer” is a book that will inspire anyone to think positive even if it fails to encourage one to dream. Sergio Bambaren, the author to the book has taken a very simple example to communicate his point of view. His view is actually his life and the way he has conducted it.

It is true it takes a great deal of courage to break free and follow your dreams. I mean, how many people we actually know who do want they want to do? Perhaps you can start asking this question to yourself to begin before moving towards another individual. We often forget the purpose of our existence as we continue to live our lives monotonously with the sense of fake security that it provides.

As I flipped through the pages of “The Dolphin”, I found the corners of my lips going up time and again. I realised that this book had in it to make me realise things that I may have ignored in my life for being whims and fancies. It’s very easy to be judged by others for doing whatever you wish to do, taking your own time, believing in dreams; all of this can be mistaken as rebellion and arrogance. Also there is no dearth of people who will fill your minds with doubts and fear which will always keep you anxious and apprehensive. Unnecessarily we will become defensive towards opportunities and people.

The most important lesson that I have learnt is to have faith in our dreams and visions. I’m still learning to tap my full potential by following my instincts, but I guess it is a process and atleast I have started. And I’m happy with myself now. It is also important to show some faith in others as not everybody is evil; some are scared just as we were when we began our journey.

Its true words have an impact on us, as we connect our emotions with them. So when people we trust show lack of faith in our abilities, it is only so because they don’t know us that well or maybe they don’t trust that we could achieve what may seemingly be impossible for them. However, it is of utmost importance where we place our faith- in ourselves or on what others say?

It is important to lay our good faith in our dreams and aspirations to watch them become reality. It is upto us whom we trust and what we believe in, as that will define our state of mind and our proximity to our dreams and goals in life.

I would recommend everybody to read this book. And I hope that you will find your message in it too just as I did.