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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.
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  • BEACHGIRL1205
    Wow....I'm speechless!! What a fantastic blog!! My SO has this book....Boeing gave it to him quite a few years ago. Looks like I'm going to have to read it. I'm just loving this blog. I just can't say enough about it. Thanks so much for sharing it.
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  • VEMAN1
    Definitely the only thing to fear is fear itself! The goddess of divine retribution has an end too. When we do not fear we do. Inaction and apathy are the companions of fear. Sometimes, we just have to do something to break the cycle! Good Job!
    3852 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7041879
    Thanks for a reminder of a great book and for sharing these good thoughts. This is a great blog.
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  • IHEARTK
    What a wonderfully enlightening blog. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your insights!
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  • ITSHOWYOULIVE
    Thanks for this...letting go of fear is such a hard thing to do! It is something I am trying to learn, there is a lot to be fearful of right this moment, but faith and fear cannot exist together so trying to make room for the faith :). Thanks for a great blog!
    3853 days ago
  • HOWLERMOM
    Thanks for reminding - I have a copy around here somewhere. It's so true - the fear thing. I've kept a job that has been making me miserable for the last 6 years. This is giving me something to think about. emoticon
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  • CLSSWAN
    I'm so proud of you for reclaiming your life! God is good, all the time!!
    3853 days ago
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