Who Moved My Cheese?
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Yes, I am referencing that short but enlightening book that was written by Spencer Johnson, MD. I decided to read an old copy I had during my lunch break and I am glad I did.
The book reminded me that life is ever changing and sometimes we need to be flexible with that change. In some ways, we create the problems in our lives because we refuse to be open to change. It is so easy to become complacent in our comfort zone that we don't see the signs of change.
Secondly, the book reminded me that the biggest nemesis is fear. We are fearful over: what we eat; the economy; other countries; government, etc... However, fear is what paralyzes us from making choices that can change our lives and others for the better.
For me, fear kept me in a job that was not the best fit for me. However, it got to a point where I could not take it anymore and I quit-to everyone's shock. I mean we were in a recession and I just quit. I mean I had savings to last me maybe 3 months but in the end I was without a job for 10 months. Within those 10 months, I had the best time of my life. Letting go of the fear and focusing on faith, brought so many miracles in my life. I never was without anything. When I finally got a contract position, my friend was like "good because now we can stop being envious of you". No one could figure out how I was able to live a better lifestyle than when I had a job- not even me (it definitely was a miracle). I mean I used my credit cards twice during that time everything else was paid with cash.
Anyway now I think I am more keen when signs of fear pop up in my mind and I try to squash it. Sometimes I do give in but I think I am doing OK.
There is a lot of uncertainty in this world but as the book says "When you stop being afraid you feel good". I wish for everyone that reads my blog- to be submerged in feeling good and to be fearless.