What Is Kaizen And Why Should I Care??


Let’s delve a little into what Kaizen is all about

Today I will be talking about a method of change and achieving goals that I have read about, studied and I’m gradually applying to my life. It is called Kaizen.
Kaizen is a Japanese word that means change for better.
Kaizen, in its essence, refers to how small steps, taken consistently over time equal a big deal.
Let’s say I want reduce weight for example. Doing it the kaizen way will require that I take a small step that will lead me in the direction of weight loss. So instead of changing all my eating and exercise habits at once, I will take on a small change like reducing the amount of sugar I consume, then graduate to not taking sugar at all, then progress to adding healthy vegetables to my diet then progress to removing unhealthy foods completely.
It is a gentle method and easy to follow, the results are small but progressive and easy to maintain.
I hated the idea of kaizen, I love big, glamorous and inspiring changes.” I want what I want and I want it now.” But then after a few years of struggling with the same issues and looking at the idea over again I am beginning to explore it. You see time will not wait for you. A little progress is better than nothing at all.
Kaizen is captured in this powerful quote,“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.”John Wooden, Hall of Fame College Basketball Coach

Thanks for reading. Today I have shared my thoughts about Kaizen. Next week we look at chapter one of the book review. Why does Kaizen work?

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