People usually resist doing things that are good for them because they are not sure they will like it. The conundrum is if you never try it, how will you know you do not like it? In the work environment, most employees do not like change; they are comfortable doing what they know.Â Years ago, the national business bestseller, Who Moved My Cheese, by Dr. Spencer Johnson, presented an allegorical tale of 2 mice, Sniff and Scurry, and two mice-size characters called “Hem” and “Haw” who suddenly discover their “Cheese” disappears from the “maze” they live in. Hem becomes angry and closed minded, resisting the change, even if it means he has nothing to eat. Haw, however, valiantly overcomes his fear of change and strikes out to look for new cheese. This mindset frees him to enjoy life again and he finds new cheese. Haw’s experiences lead him to several revelations such as “The Quicker You Let Go of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese!”
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