The word innovation is commonly used to mean a breakthrough achievement. In business, it means a drastic change (which ideally lasts a short time, causing huge changes at once; a shocking, radical change), for example:
mass layoffs (lasts a short time), sudden need for restructuring
investing money in a startup (lasts a short time), huge profit (but also outside of business)
The brain loves questions. Questions like "how can I lose 25kg in 2 weeks" are difficult and cause immense anxiety. Asking "what are the smallest steps I can take to improve my health?" does not cause this anxiety:
what can I do for 5 minutes a day to improve my budget/health/relationships?
Over time, the brain will start to respond with effective ideas - the amygdala rests, and the cortical brain can shine.
They require calm and patience. You should ask yourself questions regularly, as long as it is necessary for the brain to respond.
we lose control over the process of change and cannot determine the moment when we have achieved the goal, just as we cannot say when we mastered driving a car or playing the guitar.
You should ask about positives (instead of asking why am I so fat? ask what little thing do I like about myself today?).
Small questions may seem funny, but at least they do not evoke a negative reaction, fear.
The sign that you can move on is when you perform the previous step automatically, effortlessly, and even with pleasure.
It involves pretending to perform actions in imagination. Useful in accomplishing difficult tasks.
The brain does not distinguish between reality and the world of imagination. By training (imagining the exercise), I still affect the chemistry of the body. Neuronal connections are still being formed.
Choose a task (that causes fear or discomfort)
Decide how long you want to sculpt your mind each day (in seconds).
the time must be chosen so that it is not difficult to perform the task daily
Perform the exercise in a quiet and comfortable place.
Imagine a difficult situation, a challenge.
_What do you see? What surrounds you? Who is there? What do they look like?__ Try to see the facial expressions of other people, their clothes, posture.
Also imagine smells, tastes, sounds.
Imagine performing the task
words used, tone of voice, feeling of holding an object, etc.
Imagine a positive outcome in response to completing the task
public speaking -> eyes of the audience staring with curiosity, the sound of taking notes, etc.
Perform the task when you feel mentally prepared after the training.New Year's resolutions - examples
throw away the first bite of a fattening snack for a month
throw away the first two bites in the following month
in the third month - three bites
focus on eating slower and being more mindful while eating
use a hand gripper while watching TV
do one push-up a day for a period of time
take the stairs instead of using the elevator for one floor
ask yourself what small activity would bring me pleasure (running, biking, or swimming)
save 5 PLN a day
for example, by replacing a larger coffee with a smaller one
come up with one way to spend the saved money each day
you will find more motivation to save instead of indulging in small pleasures
write down things that consume your time
write down things that you think are more productive. Add one thing to the list every day
when you feel like it, try one of them in the style of kaizen
Never assume that systems will work reliably (if something can go wrong, it will; Murphy's Law).
Do not react with anger. Responding with anger to life's challenges increases your chances of heart disease sevenfold compared to people leading an identical lifestyle but with a different temperament.
Use your inner wisdom. Respond to the small, nagging feeling that something is wrong.
Use small rewards. They are optimal because they use one of the principles of human nature: the larger the external reward, the greater the chance that it will weaken or suppress the innate drive for excellence.
Larger rewards reduce internal motivation in favor of external motivation.
In a corporate environment, large monetary rewards may suggest that the employee is a cog in the machine and must be encouraged to act solely on promises of personal gain.
Small rewards are a form of recognition and appreciation for the need for personal development and contribution.
The beauty of kaizen and its challenge lies in the fact that it requires faith in the power of the body and mind. By taking small steps, you set your internal compass on a new course and allow the mind to take care of the rest.
Instead of aggressively forcing yourself to think about change in a "military" way, let your mind make jumps at its own pace.
Look at kaizen as a process that never ends, perceiving life in terms of opportunities for continuous development, constantly raising the bar, and developing your own potential.
Because what could be more important in life than extracting possibilities from every passing moment?