I learned a new word in 2009 that has had a major impact on my personal growth. That word is kaizen which means literally stable improvement in Japanese.
After the world's disappointment, Japan's business executives took part in a US management expert named W. Edwards Deming to train them in the principles of quality control.
The core of faith behind these principles was that a constant and endless commitment to continuously improving the quality of their business every day would give them the power to dominate the world's markets.
Consider today's performance of companies like Toyota, Honda and Sony to name a few – it was made possible by practicing kaizen in their daily work.
I realized that if I commit to constantly improving myself every day, I'm constantly growing and evolving into a better and better person. Quality all I do can only increase, which increases the positive impact I have on all aspects of my life.
Improved method, better performance. Imagine if you could take one area of your life today and increase your performance every day. Every year you have experienced exponential growth in the area of your life!
And why settle for one?
Put this rule on all aspects of your life and you will reap the benefits even better.
I will teach you three simple steps for kaizen that you can put into operation now:
Step One is a list of the area you want to add to your life.
You can not improve your performance if you do not know what your current performance is. One way to do this is to take a personal file and evaluate yourself on a scale of 1-10. This is good for areas that are difficult to measure like happiness or relationships. In areas where a measure of performance can be measured, measure it. Add a number to it. It's your current level.
Step two is developing a strategy to improve your performance.
You can not expect to improve by continuing to do the same things you've done before. How can you gradually increase your performance and maintain that level as a new norm? Is it good that you can model in this field? Are you finding the methods and methods you need to study? Be creative and committed to work.
Step Three is measuring the impact of your new policy.
Is the new policy performing the way you want? If your answer is not completed, you will need to change your policy again. If yes, you can confirm it as a new initial value for performance and repeat steps 2 and 3 to maintain your normal level of performance.