Author: Sarah Harvey
|Kaizen (2019) teaches us how we can improve ourselves slowly but consistently through Japanese phrases. Moreover, the book highlights the importance of small steps to reach a bigger goal.|
The book is written by Sarah Harvey who has revealed a Japanese secret to improve our lives. The book teaches us that taking small steps helps us to reach a bigger goal in life. What matters is taking action whether small or large. When we take small steps towards a bigger goal, they move us one step closer to our goal, and most importantly, you do not fail to start, you become confident and continue to work hard.
Besides this, Kaizen book helps us in improving ourselves and transforming ourselves into better people through the Japanese method. It helps us in our personal growth and shapes us into a beautiful human beings. The book teaches us about many kaizen strategies which we can adopt in order to become a better person and overcome our fears and insecurities. All of those strategies are basically small steps towards a bigger goal.
Kaizen Book Key Points
Take baby steps and believe in them
The most important lesson that the book teaches us is how small steps make a difference. And never underestimate their power. Even if you want to lose weight or eat healthily, you need to take baby steps because no one can lose overnight or start eating healthy the moment they think about it.
So, if you want to eat healthier, you may start by adding one vegetable to your plate each week. You can build on that behavior once it has been ingrained. This is because we are humans and we adopt habits slowly but we do. NO CAP!
Moreover, one of the most amazing instances of how Kaizen works in the real world is the British cycling team. The squad had a poor track record in the Olympics in the past, and they intended to remedy that. They examined and improved every aspect of riding, from the bikes themselves to nutrition and everything in between. There was no component that was deemed insignificant. The squad won the majority of gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics as a result of these minor “1% improvements.”
Small changes like these are difficult to undertake since we don’t see the benefits right away so we get demotivated in the middle. In contrast, it’s easy to succumb to a poor habit because it involves activities that provide immediate gratification. Kaizen solves this problem by focusing on making little changes that your brain doesn’t notice. “What small measures can I take to go closer to my goal?” ask yourself. Don’t dismiss things that appear to be incredibly simple.
Keep a check on your habits
When you employ a tracking system, Kaizen works best. The author tells us to keep a track of our habits. In this way, we can detect the small but noticeable changes because we as a person keep on evolving. We grow every day, we adopt new habits so we need to keep a check on what kind of habits we are adopting. Are these good or bad? Your progress can then inspire you to keep going and reveal new areas where you can improve.
To keep track of your goals, devise your own journaling system. Bullet journaling is one option that many people find useful. You can also acquire a physical notebook and make your own by writing down the days of the month and your goals, then crossing off the days that you achieve your objectives.
Moreover, we can keep a check on ourselves through applications as we know that there are a lot of useful apps which help us eat clean, lose weight, offer prayers on time, and so on. They give us reminders so Apps are another fantastic way to keep track of things. Because you can set reminders to check in with yourself, these can help you stay consistent.
But most importantly, make sure that whichever strategy you choose works for you. Set out some time each day and week to examine your objectives, and you’ll begin to understand the value of tracking and Kaizen.
“Change is hard” is a myth
Most people believe in this that change is hard so people avoid it and so they are stuck in places that do not even belong to. What they don’t realize is that it’s a myth. Change is not hard, it’s important!
Sometimes it’s important to change your habits, thoughts, and yourself in order to become a better person. Moreover, change helps us grow and increase our creativity. We can say that Low-key change aids the human mind in overcoming the fear that stifles progress and innovation. Even though all changes, even good ones, are frightening. Attempts to achieve goals by using extreme or revolutionary methods sometimes fail because they increase fear. The little steps of kaizen, on the other hand, disarm the brain’s fear response, allowing rational cognition and creative play to flourish.
Who would I recommend Kaizen Book to?
Kaizen book is highly recommended to all those who have bigger dreams to achieve but think it’s impossible to achieve or assume that small steps make no difference. Moreover, people who are trying to change their bad habits like overthinking, smoking, or blindly trusting people need to read this book.