“He who stops being better stops being good” – Oliver Cromwell

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Coach Tracy Ford explains that you must be living in a world of constant, never ending improvement. Read why….

 

In Japan, the word for constant and never-ending improvement is kaizen. This is a philosophy of warriors, Japanese businesses, and of successful people. They ask the questions “How can I make this better? How can I do this more efficiently? How can we do this more profitably?”

In our world it is actually necessary to maintain a certain amount of improvement just to keep up with the pace of change in our society. So, improving is needed just to survive; to thrive we need to be dedicated to constant improvement.

START SMALL – So how do we go about living a life of never-ending improvement? Start small; starting with manageable steps gives you a greater success rate of being to maintain long term success. Doing too much too fast can be overwhelming and create the mindset that it’s too hard or impossible. When you start with small achievable steps you can master easily, it will reinforce the mindset that improvement is easy and possible.

THE HOW, WHAT, AND WHERE TO IMPROVE – Now you need to decide what you are going to improve and what steps you’ll need to take to make it happen. So start by asking yourself every day, “How can I/we improve today? What can I/we do better than before? Where can I learn a new skill or create a new habit?”

The reality of making major improvements is that it takes time. In our society we are bombarded by products and services that give us instant gratification… and therefore have come to expect that in every area of our life. Unfortunately it is not when it comes down to success. It takes dedication, consistency, and time.

When you commit to never-ending improvement; learning something new every day, getting a little bit better every day you will eventually reach your goals. Once you’ve made the commitment and have started the process you will experience feelings of increased self –esteem and confidence and eventually you will experience the success that you desire.

The difference between the truly great and average is just a small margin… We see this in sports all the time. Watch 212 degrees to see it in action. http://www.212movie.com/

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