The Japanese art of Kaizen

6 Jul


I came across an article last week about the Japanese technique for overcoming laziness, its called Kaizen.

If you want to make a change in your life, instead of feeling overwhelmed by the challenge and putting it off for tomorrow or next week, just do it for a minute.

 Kaizen = “kai” (change) and “zen” (wisdom).

Like doing Yoga, doing it once doesnt give you much results, but doing Yoga every day for two weeks will. Tim Ferris has similar ideas with exercise, keep it short and regular.

“Little strokes fell great oaks.” –Benjamin Franklin


At the heart of this method is the idea that a person should practice doing something for a single minute, every day at the same time.

You can’t do Kaizen just once or twice and expect immediate results. You have to be in it for the long haul. — Masaaki Imai


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