In Japan, there is a concept known as “kaizen.” It comes from the world of manufacturing, and it basically describes “continually improvement.”
What is meant by that, is the process of making small, incremental changes, which can add up to HUGE benefits.
In the case of trying to get into shape, you might previously have attempted to start a workout program where you’d go to the gym and train four hours a week. Perhaps that seemed doable… modest even!
But what you forgot was that you were already tired and short on time. And that in order to get to the gym, you’d have to drive 20 minutes there and back. Then you’d have to shower and change after for 10 minutes.
Then you’d have to pack and get ready for your next workout. So suddenly, your four hours of training becomes 8 hours. That’s an ENTIRE working day.
When you were ALREADY tired.
It’s the same when someone tried to improve their money, their love life, or their finances. And it’s not their fault! The media WANTS us to believe we can change all in one go, because that’s how gym memberships and credit cards get sold to us.
But REAL change takes time. And in order to actually stick to it, you need to introduce that change slowly. And logically.
And that’s precisely what Kaizen is all about.
Thankfully, I created a step-by-step guide on how to apply the Kaizen approach to your everyday life, business or career, relationships and more.