Kaizen. This is an unusual word, and most people have never heard of it. It is a Japanese term meaning “change for the better” and “continuous improvement”. Why is this a core value? How does it impact me and my training?
William S. Burroughs is credited with the quote, “When you stop growing you start dying.” Small, consistent improvement adds up to huge results. This is something we have been accentuating for almost a year. 1% better everyday will make you 37 times better by the time you are done. Read that again. A small, consistent improvement will make you not twice, not ten times, but 37 times better by the time you are though. Inversely, if you stop improving by 1% every day you will quickly find yourself at zero.
What are some simple ways to put Kaizen into daily practice?
Can you show up to train consistently on time?
Can you show up and give your best effort during the warm up?
Can I improve in my strength piece?
Can I add some accessories?
Can I get my partner better?
What can I do to improve our community?
I’m sure you are able to answer these questions fairly quickly, however if you struggled there are coaches always eager to help and guide you in the right direction. We are all here at Unbreakable to get better, faster, stronger, and to improve. So why not set ourselves up for success in the best way possible? The answer is not completely changing over night, or expecting massive improvement in two weeks. Show up, be consistent, be coachable, be eager, and the rest will come. Just watch.
“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow