I have always been a fan of Spencer Johnson’s “Who Moved My Cheese,” the book I was given while transitioning out of the military. Johnson offers a simple parable about mice in a maze to help people adjust to changing careers, especially when the change is not a matter of personal choice. The poignant advice to stop mourning the absence of cheese where we have always found it and get out there to find more was very helpful to me and many other career changers. The book is timeless, clear, simple, and useful— a thing of beauty for the pragmatists among us.
So when I spied Malhorta’s audiobook in the CD rack at the library, I was intrigued to say the least. At first it seemed a bit critical of the little book I so loved and I perked up my ears defensively.
Yet the more I listened, the more I found my own journey echoed in the words. Mahlorta entreats us to look beyond the constraints of life lived in a maze constructed by someone else, to consider finding our own path and making our own rules.
Maybe there is more to life than cheese!
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