A Little Better Everyday Challenge - The Kaizen Way
You have a presentation tomorrow and also daily errands of today to attend. As you prepare for your presentation, you check your emails, finish some daily tasks and check your texts/social media. You believe that is the best way to ensure you have your eyes on everything, right?
Working on multiple tasks by switching between one task to another leads to reduced concentration and wasted time due to attention residue.
Switching between tasks gives a false impression of getting things done when in reality you end up wasting time.
Today, you will do one task a time. This implies, when you are working on a task, you cannot check the email, chat or text that popped up. If you have to close the mailbox, ditch the chat and lock the phone in your drawer, please do so. The effectiveness of doing one thing at a time will be obvious once you practice it.
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 Little Better Every Day 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.