Recently for grad school we had to read Who Moved My Cheese? Since I had read it before, I came at it with a different perspective and came away with a whole list of questions that I plan on asking myself regularly.
Are you comfortable in your daily routine? Too comfortable?
Are you confident or arrogant?
Are you so comfortable you are not noticing what is happening?
Or are you paying attention & preparing yourself for change?
Does your comfort level prevent you from trying something new?
Are you afraid of looking like a fool? Or failing?
Can you laugh at yourself?
How quickly/easily can others convince you to NOT change?
Are you afraid of other people’s disapproval? Does this prevent you from moving forward in your life and doing what YOU want to do?
Who is holding you back?
What would you do if you were not afraid?
When things change – how do you react?
Adapt and go with it?
Ask why and state it’s unfair?
Tune everyone and everything out – decide not to deal with it?
Do you feel entitled?
Do you keep doing the same thing over and over hoping for a different result?
What do you do when you get discouraged? Do you take control or let things happen to you?
Do you view the past differently than you did as it was happening? Does this reflection help you be more alert in the future?
Do you trust your basic instincts?
Do you turn down new things/ideas because they aren’t ‘yours’?
Should you move your own cheese?!?
How do you view change in your personal life? With relationships?
Is old cheese just old behavior? Do we need a new way of thinking and acting?
What is your family’s old cheese and what could be your new cheese?
Do you focus on what you will gain or lose with change?