There is a very simple (but super powerful) principle in business that can improve efficiency, create steady long-term growth, and help you to reach your goals. But the power of this philosophy goes way beyond business. It also can make a huge difference in living a better, healthier and more fulfilled life.
It’s fuelled by one simple principle: Do 1 percent better every day.
You might have heard of Kaizen before, which is the idea of doing 1% better every single day. It’s all about making small, continuous improvements. When you add them all up, they lead to mind-blowing changes.
What’s even more amazing is that the changes created this way actually “stick.” That’s because they didn’t require any major lifestyle overhauls. Instead, they were built up over a period of time, which means you learn to manage and maintain them along the way.
And that’s exactly what you want!
Let’s say you want to make improvements in your diet. Instead of changing everything about the way you eat, what if you went for the (food pun alert) low-hanging fruit? By that I mean, gradually changing the things that are easiest for you to change?
For example, you could swap your afternoon biscuit for a piece of fruit. Your chips could become a handful of almonds. Instead of grabbing a muesli bar for breakfast, you could blend a protein smoothie.
Not all at once. Just one change at a time, over time. Can you see how before long, as you incorporate these new habits into your life, they will add up to a huge transformation in your life?
It can be tempting to go for the quick fix, and it’s true that you may see some results in the short-term. But you’re not looking to yo-yo your way through life. You’re looking to make real change that lasts.
So when it comes to changing your mindset and building new habits that stick, studies show that making smaller changes can be more helpful.
Give the 1% method a go this week!