A Little Better Everyday Challenge - The Kaizen Way
"I am busy. I do not have the time."
Is that a complaint you hear often? Maybe you complain the same yourself.
Complaining about not having enough time is easy, but have you thought how can you free up time? Probably not. Please note, the intention here is to not to find an additional 10 minutes. It could even be just 15 seconds you could save.
Let's take an example. Your house is on the 4th floor. Once you get ready, you come out of your front door, wear your shoes, take the lift and walk out. How can you save time here? Think hard.
Yes, you can save a few seconds by walking out the door, calling the lift first before you wear your shoes. This way, while you are wearing your shoes, the lift would have arrived. You just saved about 20-30 seconds of your time waiting for the lift.
Today, you will look at the minutest areas of your daily routine and find every possibility to save some time.
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.