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Updated on July 4, 2014

Books That Change Lives - Who Moved My Cheese?

Motivational or inspiring Books That Change Lives. Do you believe that they can have a life-changing impact? I believe they can. At one stage of my life I would have scoffed at the very suggestion of such a thing. Perhaps I just was just too busy with everyday life, or perhaps I just wasn't in a place where I was ready to reflect on things. I suspect that like most people, my initial exposure to motivational reading came about through work - where I would be encouraged to read business books, learn about my own strengths and weaknesses and learn about what motivated me and those around me. I found these books interesting and I acknowledge that I learnt something from them and certainly applying some of their techniques made a difference at work, but I would never be able to say that I found them life changing on a personal level.

So, you might ask. What is it that moved you to create this lense? Well, its rather a simple thing really, and in fact something that I had almost forgotten about until I recently re-visited a book I had read several years ago called "Who Moved My Cheese".

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Updated 4th July 2014 p.m.

Who Moved My Cheese?

Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

A very easy read, yet contains profound observations on change and how we react to it.

 

As I re-read the book "Who Moved My Cheese?" I reflected on the fact that it had actually made a difference to my outlook on life over the last 7 or 8 years. Not perhaps the startling revelation or explosion of understanding, that I suspect many of us somehow expect, anticipate, or hope might happen from being given such insights. But I did recognise that it had been instrumental in giving me a different viewpoint on why things change and I how I might better cope or even embrace change.

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Who Moved My Cheese - Book Review Video

WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? for Kids
WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? for Kids

Spencer Johnson's Who Moved My Cheese? is a bestselling book that has helped millions of people around the world adapt and succeed in changing times. Now Dr. Johnson has adapted his story for the picture book audience so that, starting from the earliest age, children can view change as a positive thing that can lead to new opportunity.

 

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      changrcoacher 3 years ago

      Words, spoken and read, have formed the person I am. " I am by nature, a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity." Rudyard Kipling. I absolutely believe this. And practice it.

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      Ben Reed 3 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: I hope so too. Thank you for your visit and comment.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 3 years ago from Ljubljana

      i have read thousands of books and all of them together made as I am, but only a few made so powerful impression I can say they literary change my life, or better: they changed my view on life. I hope I'll be able one day to write something what could change someone else life too... For better, hopefully!

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @othellos: Thank you.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      "Different" books. A unique lens though that can change the life of a lot of people. Very well done:=)

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @TanoCalvenoa: Your comments are very welcome - thank you.

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      When I think of life-changing books, I think of religious texts. However, many other books exist that are excellent and are oriented toward helping people, some of which are particularly profound and inspiring.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      It looks like I have some reading to do....yes, there are a couple books that have helped me to move in more positive directions for sure....may as well learn from both the mistakes and victories of others!

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @lollyj lm: I think that books do have the ability to impact on our lives.

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      Laurel Johnson 4 years ago from Washington KS

      I love books and started reading at an early age. So maybe books did change my life after all.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @ravi551854: Thank you.

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      ravi551854 4 years ago

      hi in the child age i was always runs away from the book. The only books that i was read is only comic books. But in the young age when i make the books as my best friend. I red all the my school book for the starting and i found that i was a fool in the child age. Because that all books are very educating and easy to understand just need to devote some time. Once you start learning educational books you find that it is getting interesting and interesting. thanks

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @webmavern: Thank you for the visit and comment - always appreciated.

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      webmavern 4 years ago

      Who moved my cheese? sounds like a very interesting and useful book, thanks for your review.