By Steve Gillman 由史蒂夫gillman

What does Kaizen, a Japanese method of production excellence and industrial efficiency have to do with self improvement?什么是“改善,日本的生产方式和卓越的工业效率都与自我改善? Can it be adapted to self-work?它可以适应自我的工作呢? What is it, anyhow?它是什么,反正?

It began with the “continuous improvement” theories of efficiency expert W. Edwards Deming in the 30s and 40s.它开始与“持续改善”的理论,效率专家瓦特爱德华兹戴明在30年代和40多岁。 After the war the ideas were picked up by the Japanese and developed into “Kaizen,” a method for creating quality products efficiently through many small and continuous changes.战争结束后这些想法被拾起,由日本,并已发展成为“ ”改善“的方法,为创造优质的产品有效地通过许多小型和不断变化。 This is perfect for self-improvement, as Robert Maurer explains in his book “One Small Step Change Your Life:”这是完美的自我完善,正如罗伯特莫伊雷尔解释,在他的著作“一小步改变你的生活: ”

“Your brain is programmed to resist change, but by taking small steps, you effectively rewire your nervous system so that is does the following: “你的大脑是编程抗拒改变,但以小的步骤,您就您的有效ReWire的中枢神经系统,所以这是不如下:

* Unsticks you from a creative block. * unsticks您从一个创意座。

* Bypasses the fight or flight response. *绕过扑灭或飞行的回应。

* Creates new connections between neurons so thet the brain entusiastically takes over the process of change and you progress rapidly towards your goal.” *创造新的神经元之间的连接,使thet脑entusiastically接管的过程中的变化和你的进展迅速,对您的目标“ 。

Kaizen is an alternative for those who have a hard time facing major changes, like quitting smoking all at once. “改善是另一种为那些谁也很难时间所面临的重大变化,如戒烟,一次全部。 For something like that, the kaizen way might be to stop smoking in your car, as the first small step.对于类似的东西, “改善的方式可能会停止吸烟,在您的汽车,作为第一小步。 Then you could switch to a brand with less nicotine, stop smoking in the house, and so on.然后你可以切换到一个品牌较少尼古丁,戒烟,在众议院,等等。

An important technique used in kaizen is asking “small questions.” In factories this meant no more questions like “What are you going to do to improve the company profits this year?” That just elicits more fear than creative ideas.一个重要的技术用在“改善是问: ”小问题“在工厂这意味着没有其他问题一样, ”什么是你怎样做,以改善该公司今年的利润? “只是诱发更多的恐惧,比创意。 A better question might be, “What small change could we make in your department to reduce expenses (or improve quality)?” This approach was found to be far more productive.更好的问题,可能是, “什么小的变化,可以使我们在您的部门,以减少开支(或提高质量) ? ”这种做法被发现远远更具生产力。

For purposes of self improvement, this means asking small suggestive questions of yourself, like, “What could I do to free up five minutes for my meditation practice?” or “What small change could I make if I wanted to improve my relationships today?” Small questions tend to dispell the fear and intimidation that come with frontally facing the whole issue.为目的的自我改善,这意味着要求小的问题,暗示自己,想, “什么,我做免费了5分钟,我冥想的做法呢? ”或“什么的小变化可能我如果我想提高我的关系,今天呢? “小问题往往消除恐惧和恐吓来与frontally面临的整个问题。

Small questions, along with small, comfortable changes is the first important principle of kaizen.小问题,随着小,舒适的变化是第一重要的原则“改善。 The second is to make the process a continual one.二是使这一过程持续一。 Just imagine where you’d be if you had consciously made one small change in your life each week for the last few years.试想如果您是如果你曾自觉地作出了一个小的改变你的生活,每星期为过去几年。 Even better, imagine where you’ll be a few years from now, if you start the process today.甚至更好,想象在这里您几年从现在起,如果您启动的过程中今天。

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.” - Lao Tzu “旅千里之行始于第一步。 ” -老子

Steve Gillman writes on many topics including brainpower, weight loss, meditation, habits of mind, creative problem solving, generating luck and anything related to self improvement.史蒂夫gillman写道:在许多议题,包括智力,体重减轻,打坐,习惯的心态,创造性的解决方案,发电运气和任何与自我改善的地方。 Learn more and get FREE e-courses at http://www.SelfImprovementNow.com了解更多信息并获得免费的电子商务课程

Copyright Steve Gillman - http://www.selfimprovementnow.com版权史蒂夫gillman -h ttp://

Don’t forget to subscribe to the 不要忘记,要订阅到 Cultivate Greatness | Life Hacks RSS Feed 培育的伟大|生活骇客RSS馈送 for more great coverage and updates! 为更伟大的覆盖面和更新!