“Continuous Improvement” “Embrace Change” “Change for the Better”
These are all definitions of the Japanese Business philosophy that has been around for decades. It is this philosophy that has taken people, and companies alike, to the top.
This is the philosophy that Toyota stuck by since the beginning and what helped them reach their unbelievable success. Toyota out sold their estimated yearly sales, previous sales, and every other car company out there’s sales by a landslide. There is a reason why they blow every huge corporation out of the water, “Kaizen”.
The key thing to learn from this post isn’t that you should buy a Toyota and by no means am I a Toyota fan, not that it’s a bad car. But instead, apply this philosophy into your lifestyle and every aspect that is involved in your life.
If you can apply Kaizen into your fitness, diet, relationships, careers, experiences, and everything else you do in life; you will reach the ultimate success within each and every aspect.
Apply it to fitness by improving your exercises daily. Each and every workout you perform should be better than the last. Each rep should always be your best rep yet. This is how people get stronger, leaner, faster, and more muscular.
So each week, use the oldest trick in the book when it comes to fitness… Progressive Overload. It will give you constant success in the gym.
Apply it to your career by reading more books, listening to a mentor, going to seminars, and simply dedicating time daily to improvement.
Do you think Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey just got luck?
They dedicated time, daily, to get better at their craft and to create the dream they had for their life.
Apply it to relationships by helping a friend out, knocking off bad habits, or simply giving a compliment to one another. This is the easy one yet, it’s practically just being a little bit better and more kind to the people you love on a daily basis. Not only will this make them feel better, but you’ll feel better too. Creating great relationships is one of the biggest keys to success and happiness, especially if you’re a believer in good karma.
Apply it to your diet by cutting out a bad food habit each day or week, or by switching to more natural brands, drinking more water, taking a fish oil, eating more veggies… the list is endless when it comes to this topic.
This is truly the key to nutritional success. If you can make one positive adjustment each day, or even each week or month, you will improve constantly until your diet is damn near perfect.
Nobody goes from McDonald’s and beer, to organic grass-fed beef and green tea over night. That’s just a fact. But they do start by cutting out the McDonald’s slowly. The point is “Kaizen”, continuous improvement.
The point of this post, or rant if you want to call it that, is that you need to make a point to improve your life and everything in it consistently. Don’t read this and take a fish oil tablet and call it good!
Instead make a list of things you would like to improve by or in the New Year, since that’s just around the corner. I promise you this will only create more positive habits and successes in your life. What do you have to lose?
You read it. Now apply it. No excuses.
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier