The Kaizen Way

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Move one step closer toward your goal today. If you want to learn a new language look for a language school in your area. If you want to start a new business begin researching your business idea. If you want to begin working out, go for a walk. Small steps lead to big changes.

This concept is based on the Kaizen philosophy. Kaizen is the Japanese word for "continual improvement".

How does it work? Let’s say you want to learn to play the guitar. Don’t think of it like you have six months to sound like Jimmy Hendrix. Start small. Maybe today you just take the guitar out of the case and place it in a visible area. Tomorrow you pick up the guitar and hold it for a few moments, the day after that you mess around with the strings, and so on.

Kaizen is a daily process. It’s about doing small actions that lead to a change for the better.

So many times we set a goal and bolt out of the gate at an unsustainable pace. More often than not, it leads to a complete burnout or failure. Taking it slow and steady is a lot less stressful and more productive. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day but it’s lasted for thousands of years.