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?什麼是“改善,日本的生產方式和卓越的工業效率都與自我改善? Can it be adapted to self-work?它可以適應自我的工作呢? What is it, anyhow?它是什麼,反正?

It began with the “continuous improvement” theories of efficiency expert W. Edwards Deming in the 30s and 40s.它開始與“持續改善”的理論,效率專家瓦特愛德華茲戴明在30年代和40多歲。 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.戰爭結束後這些想法被拾起,由日本,並已發展成為“ ”改善“的方法,為創造優質的產品有效地通過許多小型和不斷變化。 This is perfect for self-improvement, as Robert Maurer explains in his book “One Small Step Change Your Life:”這是完美的自我完善,正如羅伯特莫伊雷爾解釋,在他的著作“一小步改變你的生活: ”

“Your brain is programmed to resist change, but by taking small steps, you effectively rewire your nervous system so that is does the following: “你的大腦是編程抗拒改變,但以小的步驟,您就您的有效ReWire的中樞神經系統,所以這是不如下:

* Unsticks you from a creative block. * unsticks您從一個創意座。

* Bypasses the fight or flight response. *繞過撲滅或飛行的回應。

* Creates new connections between neurons so thet the brain entusiastically takes over the process of change and you progress rapidly towards your goal.” *創造新的神經元之間的連接,使thet腦entusiastically接管的過程中的變化和你的進展迅速,對您的目標“ 。

Kaizen is an alternative for those who have a hard time facing major changes, like quitting smoking all at once. “改善是另一種為那些誰也很難時間所面臨的重大變化,如戒菸,一次全部。 For something like that, the kaizen way might be to stop smoking in your car, as the first small step.對於類似的東西, “改善的方式可能會停止吸煙,在您的汽車,作為第一小步。 Then you could switch to a brand with less nicotine, stop smoking in the house, and so on.然後你可以切換到一個品牌較少尼古丁,戒菸,在眾議院,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.一個重要的技術用在“改善是問: ”小問題“在工廠這意味著沒有其他問題一樣, ”什麼是你怎樣做,以改善該公司今年的利潤? “只是誘發更多的恐懼,比創意。 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.更好的問題,可能是, “什麼小的變化,可以使我們在您的部門,以減少開支(或提高質量) ? ”這種做法被發現遠遠更具生產力。

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.為目的的自我改善,這意味著要求小的問題,暗示自己,想, “什麼,我做免費了5分鐘,我冥想的做法呢? ”或“什麼的小變化可能我如果我想提高我的關係,今天呢? “小問題往往消除恐懼和恐嚇來與frontally面臨的整個問題。

Small questions, along with small, comfortable changes is the first important principle of kaizen.小問題,隨著小,舒適的變化是第一重要的原則“改善。 The second is to make the process a continual one.二是使這一過程持續一。 Just imagine where you’d be if you had consciously made one small change in your life each week for the last few years.試想如果您是如果你曾自覺地作出了一個小的改變你的生活,每星期為過去幾年。 Even better, imagine where you’ll be a few years from now, if you start the process today.甚至更好,想像在這裡您幾年從現在起,如果您啟動的過程中今天。

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.” - Lao Tzu “旅千里之行始於第一步。 ” -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寫道:在許多議題,包括智力,體重減輕,打坐,習慣的心態,創造性的解決方案,發電運氣和任何與自我改善的地方。 Learn more and get FREE e-courses at http://www.SelfImprovementNow.com了解更多信息並獲得免費的電子商務課程

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