Kaizen( Continuous Improvement) was created to help businesses to grow and prosper. The idea was to make small little improvement every day, ultimately replacing old habits and creating new habits.
This exact method can also be applied to our daily lives. You don’t have to make a massive change within a short period of time and it won’t last. Human minds do not work this way. And in the end, you will go back to the exact same place where you started. On every day, you just need to focus to be 1% better on the things you are working on.
With just 1% improvement daily you will create a massive change in your life. It is the results of the 1% compounding effect. Initially, you may not notice the change. Gradually as times goes by, the 1% improvement will have turn into 50% and you will start to notice the change in yourself.
This is the magic of compounding effect
John Wooden once speak of this ~ “When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens — and when it happens, it lasts.”
The Kaizen approach to self-improvement is to breakdowns big chunk of tasks and goals into smaller easy manageable tasks so that you have no more excuse not to take action. Kaizen enforces Action Taking. By taking action, you are slowly building momentum, creating results to improve day by day. This will ultimately lead to better self-confidence for you to take bigger action and becoming more productive.
Kaizen is not a do it and get it done with approach. It is a continual improvement process and you will never end with Kaizen. Kaizen teaching reminds you that it is an endless cycle of improvement if you seek to secure your gains.
“Success isn’t owned, it’s rented. And the rent is due every day.” ~ Rory Vaden
KaiZen in life
How to Implement Kaizen in Your Life
- Ask this question to yourself when you wake up every day: “What’s one little thing that I can start working on to improve my life?”
- Then, start small.
- Try to do just 1% better than the day before.
- Repetition is the key to secure your gain.
Wisdom (智) in Chinese
Confucius was a famous Chinese philosopher, teacher and political figure remembered for his Wisdom and his beliefs on social interaction. Born in 551 B.C, he was widely acknowledged as one of the top notable philosophers in Chinese history.
Confucius has figured out with 3 effective methods of learning, Wisdom of reflection, Wisdom by reflection and wisdom by imitation.
Learning Wisdom by Reflection
Confucius 1st method, wisdom by reflection is the noblest to learn.
It strengthens your ability to acquire and learn effectively. Reflective learning allows you to connect new skill or ideas with existing one, and by realigning all the various pieces together it provides new insights.
Reflection is to discover new insights through deep thoughts into our inner most mind. It requires deep focus, consistency and paying attention to things around you and learn from what you see.
Adapting habit of having a notebook with you whenever you go, write down any inspiration idea or observation which comes to your mind, Document it so that you be able to get back to it later. The more inspiration and ideas you have, the better you will be able to relate and evolve it into a unique idea.
American philosopher John Dewey once said
“We do not learn from experience … we learn from reflecting on experience.”
Learning Wisdom by Imitation
Confucius 2nd method, wisdom by Imitation is the easiest method to learn.
John, a low-skilled technician who works 16 hrs a day, 7 days a week wants to get out of the rat race. He then meet this person, who i s a successful businessman who is earning 7 figures. John decided to study under him as a mentee to observe and commits to model exactly what this person does. After 2 years, he own multiple businesses and is earning as much as the person he learns from.
“You become who you are with the 5 person you are with’
Meet the group of people who has been there and done that, those who walk the walk. Observe them and do what they does and you will see yourself at the top with them in times to come.
Learning Wisdom by Experience
Confucius 3rd method, wisdom by Experience is the bitterest way to learn.
Learning wisdom by experience requires to keep pushing yourself to do the things over and over again, having failure along the way and accepting it. Failure is hard but it provides much greater value and learning than success. With every failure, you learn what is possible and what is not. Then you readjust your path until you achieve it.
Without having challenges and obstacles in your journey, there will never be growth and a sense of fulfilment.
Confucius said this “Our greatest glory is not on never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Life is nothing but a journey seeking for a purpose that you seek for.
Putting Kaizen and Wisdom together means Seeking Continuous Improvement To Acquire Wisdom And Creating Massive Wealth. This the Vision of KaiZen Wisdom and its Mission is to provides all the necessary knowledges, skill for anyone who seeks the same path in craving their own personal wealth creation.
I will be documenting all the skill, knowledge and opportunities I had learned and acquired along the way in my journey of building my Personal Wealth so that anyone who has the goals can benefit as well.
If you have anything you likes to share I be more than willing to connect with you as this will help attaining the vision and mission of KaiZen Wisdom.
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