Continuous improvement is a dedication to making small changes and improvements every day. The Japanese call it Kaizen (改善) meaning to continuously improve all functions and involve all employees. But it can be applied to anything. A lot of self-help books and websites talk about continuous improvement but are all basically saying the same thing.
‘Tiny habits can compound into massive changes if you keep at it'.
If they are too big, they will seem out of reach and you will burn out, but If you want them to be within reach, make them smaller. A lot smaller.
- Want to be creative? Start coming up with 1 idea per day.
- Want to read more? Start reading a page per day.
- Want to be fit? Start by walking to the gym.
Go from zero to one, rather than leaping straight to ten.
If you get one percent better each day for one year, you'll end up thirty-seven times better by the end of the year.
1% Better each day - 1.01³⁶⁵ = 37.78
All great things start small.