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The man realized that what counted was not where a person lived, but how a person lived.
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Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.

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What you are afraid of is never as bad as what you imagine. The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists.

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When you stop being afraid you feel good

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Change happens when the pain of holding on becomes greater than the fear of letting go.

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Spencer Johnson Quotes: See what youre doing wrong laugh at it
See what you're doing wrong, laugh at it, change and do better.

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The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you find new cheese.

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If you do not change, you can become extinct !

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Spencer Johnson Quotes: Better late than never
Better late than never.

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What would you do if you were not afraid ?

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Spencer Johnson Quotes: He asked himself those some questions
He asked himself those some questions too many times and felt the fears again that kept him where he was

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Noticing small changes early helps you adapt to the bigger change that are to come

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The More Important Your Cheese Is To You The More You Want To Hold On To It.

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Spencer Johnson Quotes: I was taking myself very seriously when
I was taking myself very seriously when I was going through life changes. And I realized that I needed to laugh at myself, particularly at my mistakes.

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I grew up in Hollywood, California. A lot of my parents' friends were in the motion picture industry, but I saw their doctor friends as more solid. I admired them; there was a peacefulness in them, a sense of purpose that I liked. So I became very interested in being a surgeon.

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When you move beyond your fear, you feel free.

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Spencer Johnson Quotes: I guess we resist changing because we
I guess we resist changing, because we are afraid of change.

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It all depends on what you choose to believe.

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He had to admit that the biggest inhibitor to change lies within yourself, and that nothing gets better until you change.

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When you move beyond your fears, you feel free

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Being In The Present Means Tuning Out Distractions And Paying Attention To What Is Important, Now. You Create Your Own Present By What You Give Your Attention To Today.

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Spencer Johnson Quotes: Its time to find new cheese hem argued
It's time to find New Cheese." Hem argued, "But what if there is no Cheese out there? Or even if there is, what if you don't find it?" "I don't know," Haw said. He had asked himself those same questions too many times and felt the fears again that kept him where he was. He asked himself, "Where am I more likely to find Cheese-here or in the Maze?

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As Haw prepared to leave, he started to feel more alive, knowing that he was finally able to laugh at himself, let go and move on.

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Be Ready to Quickly Change Again and Again.

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Spencer Johnson Quotes: That when you change what you believe
That when you change what you believe, you change what you do.

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Some preliminary conversation, he said, You look like you're in a good place, despite the bad times I understand you've been through.

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She said, "I'm curious. How many here are afraid of change?" No one responded so she suggested, "How about a show of hands?" Only one hand went up. "Well, it looks like we've got one honest person in our group!" she said. And then continued, "Maybe you'll like this next question better. How many here think other people are afraid of change?" Practically everyone raised their hands. Then they all started laughing.

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What would I do if I weren't afraid? Haw

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Dr. Johnson's enticing images and language give us a fundamentally sound and memorable way of managing change." -Albert J. Simone, President ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY "Spencer Johnson's unique insights and storytelling make this a rare book that can be read and understood quickly by everyone who wants to do well in these changing times." -Randy Harris, Former Vice-Chairman MERRILL LYNCH INTERNATIONAL "This book is a simple, understandable road map for us to use as we deal with our own individual circumstances around change." - Michael Morley, Senior Vice President EASTMAN KODAK "This wonderful book is an asset to any person or group that applies its lessons." -John A. Lopiano, Senior V.P. XEROX CORPORATION

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Spencer Johnson Quotes: You get out of a valley sooner when you
You Get Out Of A Valley Sooner When You Manage To Get Outside Of Yourself: At Work, By Being Of Greater Service, And In Life, By Being More Loving.

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IF you don't change, you can become extinct!

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It Is Hard To Let Go Of The Past If You Have Not Learned From The Past. As Soon As You Learn And Let Go, You Improve The Present Today.

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A change imposed is a change opposed. But

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Got nothing out of it. They either knew the lessons and were already living them, or, more commonly, they thought they already knew everything and didn't want to learn. They couldn't see why so many others were benefitting from it. "When one of our senior executives, who was having difficulty adapting, said the story was a waste of time, other people kidded him saying they knew which character he was in the story-meaning the one who learned nothing new and did not change." "What's the story?" Angela asked. "It's called, Who Moved My Cheese?" The group laughed. "I think I like it already," Carlos said. "Would you tell us the story? Maybe we can get something from it." "Sure," Michael replied. "I'd be happy to-it doesn't take long." And so he began:

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Haw was beginning to realize the difference between activity and productivity.

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Spencer Johnson Quotes: Turned and ran down another they
Turned and ran down another. They remembered the corridors that held no cheese and quickly went into new areas. Sniff would smell out the general direction of the cheese, using his great nose, and Scurry would race ahead. They got lost, as you might expect, went off in the wrong direction and often bumped into walls. But after a while, they found their way. Like the mice, the two Littlepeople, Hem and Haw, also used their ability to think and learn from their past experiences. However, they relied on their complex brains to develop more sophisticated methods of finding Cheese. Sometimes they did well, but at other times their powerful human beliefs and emotions took over and clouded the way they looked at things. It made life in the Maze more complicated and challenging. Nonetheless, Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw all discovered, in their own way, what they were looking for. They each found their own kind of cheese one day at the end of one of the corridors in Cheese Station

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C. Every morning after that, the mice and the Littlepeople dressed in their running gear and headed over to Cheese Station C. It wasn't long before they each established their own routine. Sniff and Scurry continued to wake early every day and race through the Maze, always following the same route. When they arrived at their destination, the mice took off their running shoes, tied them together and hung them around their necks-so they could get to them quickly whenever they needed them again. Then they enjoyed the cheese. In the beginning Hem and Haw also raced toward Cheese Station C every morning to enjoy the tasty new morsels that awaited them. But after a while, a different routine set in for the Littlepeople. Hem and Haw awoke each day a little later, dressed a little slower, and walked to Cheese Station C. After all, they knew where the Cheese was

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Them smile. One read: Having Cheese Makes You Happy. Sometimes Hem and Haw would take their friends by to see their pile of Cheese at Cheese Station C, and point to it with pride, saying, "Pretty nice Cheese, huh?" Sometimes they shared it with their friends and sometimes they didn't. "We deserve this Cheese," Hem said. "We certainly had to work long and hard enough to find it." He picked up a nice fresh piece and ate it. Afterward, Hem fell asleep, as he often did. Every night the Littlepeople would waddle home, full of Cheese, and every morning they would confidently return for more. This went on for quite some time. After a while Hem's and Haw's confidence grew into the arrogance of success. Soon they became so comfortable they didn't even notice what was happening. As

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As time went on, Sniff and Scurry continued their routine. They arrived early each morning and sniffed and scratched and scurried around Cheese Station C, inspecting the area to see if there had been any changes from the day before. Then they would sit down to nibble on the cheese. One morning they arrived at Cheese Station C and discovered there was no cheese. They weren't surprised. Since Sniff and Scurry had noticed the supply of cheese had been getting smaller every day, they were prepared for the inevitable and knew instinctively what to do. They looked at each other, removed the running shoes they had tied together and hung conveniently around their necks, put them on their feet and laced them up. The mice did not overanalyze things. To the mice, the problem and the answer were both simple. The situation at Cheese Station C had changed. So, Sniff and Scurry decided to change. They both looked out into the Maze. Then Sniff

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Spencer Johnson Quotes: Haw smiled he knew hem was wondering who
Haw smiled. He knew Hem was wondering, "Who moved my cheese?" but Haw was wondering, "Why didn't I get up and move with the Cheese, sooner?" As

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Change could surprise you only if you didn't expect it and weren't looking for it

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The Present Is Not The Past And It Is Not The Future. The Present Is The Present Moment! The Present Is Right Now!

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It Is Natural For Everyone Everywhere To Have Peaks And Valleys At Work And In Life.

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Sometimes we're not even aware that we're afraid.

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You have more fun and enjoy more financial success when you stop trying to get what you want and start helping other people get what they want.

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Finding inner success is the best, easiest and infact the only way to achieve and enjoy everything else in life.

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Pain is the difference between what is and what I want it to be.

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Spencer Johnson Quotes: The man realized that what counted was
The man realized that what counted was not where a person lived, but how a person lived.

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Look at what happened in the Past. Learn something valuable from it. Do things differently in the present.

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