By Wandella Tonny
Daily progress is the strategy of making small, consistent improvements every day in order to achieve significant long-term results. While many people think of kaizen as a one-week event, it has far more impact when the entire workforce participates in daily continuous improvement.
Every day, small changes and improvements have a significant impact on performance. Make a goal for yourself, and encourage others to do the same. It does not need to be large. A daily improvement of less than 0.5 percent gets you over 8% better at the end of the month, and over a year, you’ll be 250 percent better.
How can You make minor gains on a daily basis?
Begin slowly and gradually increase your weight. Avoid getting impatient and starting to push forward and take bigger leaps. Slowly, steadily, and consistently move forward. Simply strive to improve on the previous day’s performance. The punchline is as follows: If you improve one percent every day for a year, you’ll be 37 times better by the end.
There are several instances of big and minor acts that have the potential to generate change in our lives if we just practiced them more consistently. Workouts are never missed. Performing basic business tasks on a daily basis, not just when you have time. More frequently apologizing Every week, write Thank You notes.
Progress is frequently hidden behind mundane solutions and underutilized insights. You do not require any other information. You don’t require a better strategy. All you have to do is do more of what is currently working.
We frequently assess our performance by looking ahead. We set objectives. We set goals for ourselves and set benchmarks for our progress. In essence, we attempt to forecast the future to some extent. There is an alternative, which I believe is more useful: measure backwards rather than forwards. When you measure backward, you’re making decisions based on how it has already occurred rather than what you want to occur.
All you have to do to anticipate where you’ll wind up in life is follow the curve of modest gains or losses and watch how your everyday decisions compound 10 to 20 years down the road. Do you spend less each month than you earn? Do you go to the gym at least once a week? Are you reading a book every day and learning anything new? These are the small battles that will designate your future self.