A Little Better Everyday Challenge - The Kaizen Way
If you have a begin a task, you will have a tendency to wait until the next 30 minutes or the hourly mark. For example, if the time is 9:20 AM, the thought in your head will be “let me start at 9:30 AM.”
You waste these 10 minutes watching Youtube videos, checking social media or texting in groups. More often than not, this spills beyond 9:30 AM. Next, you aim to start at 9:45 AM which turns into 10 AM and so on.
Do know that when your mind tells you to start 10 or 15 minutes later, it is resisting action by procrastinating. You are not even realizing this dirty trick your mind plays with you.
Today, you will a task start then and there. There is no right time to begin a task. Therefore, do not wait for the exact hourly or the 30 min mark. Just begin.
If you think your friend needs to take up this challenge, do let him/her know. Inviting a friend will make the challenge more exciting. Two is company, three is a crowd and four is a party.
The Challenge is based on the Kaizen philosophy, which originated in Japan. It targets small and easy improvements every day which add up to produce great results by continuous improvement. All you have to do is complete one challenge a day mentioned on this page.
You have heard about fun challenges like Kiki and the Ice Bucket Challenge. It's time you took up a self-improvement challenge this time.
If you heard about the challenge today, start from today's challenge. The sequence does not really matter. These are small improvements which help you improve day by day. Making sure you work towards one improvement a day is more important than following a sequence.
Do not worry about the past challenges. Start from today. Every day you will have a new challenge which will help you improve over time. Do not sweat about the past and focus on future improvements. You will still have a ton of scope for improvement.
The challenge expects you to target one improvement a day. If you find any of the challenges beneficial to your growth, relationships or happiness, you can even follow it as a daily habit.
You just have to bookmark this page. Every day, a new challenge will show up on this same page. Invite a friend to make the challenge more exciting. Two is company, three is a crowd and four is a party. You can receive reminders on the challenge by adding your email below. The most simple way to participate in the challenge is to join the Facebook group and receive the daily challenge on your feed everyday.
Missing a couple of challenges here and there will not impact your results much because you are in for the long haul. Just do not make it a habit to skip challenges when you do not feel like doing them. The challenges exist to help you push yourself out of your comfort zone.
The same technique led to the success of companies like Toyota, Google, General Electric, Microsoft. Bruce Lee used the same techniques for his mastery. The British cycling team dominating the world by applying simple improvements every day. Almost every person who has tried the method has reached high levels of success.