1/1/14

year is changing - you are changing?

As a blogger I have to read a lot of blogs, and I doing it with pleasure. But in this moment pretty much every blog have post like: a summary of the year, 2013 recap, 2014 resolution etc.

I was wondering should I make something like this, to organize everything in my head or write it all in one post. But then I realize that everybody do this, it doesn't mean I have to do it too. 



More interesting to me is why the change of the year so affects on people? 


Is this number / date change is so major and important in life that forces us to reflect on ourselves? Change of year is so pompously celebrated, dominates almost everywhere, in the media, the press, on the Internet and that can be a breaking point or milestone for many people. In general the celebration of the new the year is joyful, we all hope for a better year, we wish success and happiness. We setting new goals and provisions. 

But do we really fulfill New Year's resolutions? Most of us do not even complies them halfway. We're charged with positive energy and sometime we promise ourselves too much or put too high expectations. Not without reason is saying: rules are made to be broken. So i wish you a smaller New Year's resolutions but possible to fulfillment. The tiny steps method might be good in this case too :)

But maybe, a tiny maybe it's all about  c h a n g e


In my opinion the change itself is a matter of concern. Changes can be frightened and I think that not everyone likes them, and this special time is giant, flashing "changes are coming!" neon sign.

Few week age my Dad gives me to read amazing book Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson.
"Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life", published in 1998 by Randomhouse UK, is a motivational book by Spencer Johnson written in the style of a parable. It describes change in one's work and life, and four typical reactions to said change with two mice, two "little people", and their hunts for cheese.  

I highly recommend you to read this book. This was really amazing lesson for me. The book is a bit like a fairy tale but carries important sense and winsdom. 

"Who Moved My Cheese? is the story of four characters living in a "Maze" who face unexpected change when they discover their "Cheese" has disappeared. Sniff and Scurry, who are mice, and Hem and Haw, little people the size of mice, each adapt to change in their "Maze" differently. In fact, one doesn't adapt at all...

This timeless allegory reveals profound truths to individuals and organizations dealing with change. We each live in a "Maze", a metaphor for the companies or organizations we work with, the communities we live in, the families we love places where we look for the things we want in life, "Cheese". It may be an enjoyable career, loving relationships, wealth, or spiritual peace of mind. With time and experience, one character eventually succeeds and even prospers from the change in his "Maze".In an effort to share what he has learned along the way, he records his personal discoveries on the maze walls, the "Handwriting on the Wall". Likewise, when we begin to see the "writing on the wall", we discover the simplicity and necessity of adapting to change."

You can watch a short film about this on Youtube (or here). It looks like old cartoon but if you prefer watching more than reading, here you go:



So I really don't know what character from this book I am, and if I will change day by day just because the the number of the year is changing, but I want to improve myself all the time, so I guess the 1st of January is perfect day to start working. What are you planning for 2014? :)


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2 comments

  1. Illuminating! I never read this book and watched the movie with a lot of interest :) well, it's all about change as you said. To me, a main change this year will be bound to a longterm project that I have set as my main life-goal. So change will be very important for me this year :)
    Beautiful post Monika!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cecilia K

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