So in the previous post I introduced a LEAN improvement cycle (in some places called the improvement “kata”). It goes something like this:
- Identifying a vision
- Determining where we are now
- Establishing where we want to be next
- Recognising obstacles between now and next
- Problem solving to overcome the obstacles
So lets look at how this might work. Let us use a health example, lets say you have a vision of running a marathon.
Quick Background to LEAN
“LEAN” is an idea originally born from manufacturing, specifically Japanese car manufacturing, Toyota to be precise. The “Toyota Production System” (TPS) is a system, not in the mechanical sense of the word, more as an intricate blend of man and machine, each working to their strengths.
We all strive to be a better version of ourselves. If this is the case for you, then you owe it to yourself to look at these ideas about developing yourself. Whether it is an effort to perform better at work or be a more personable person in your social life, you will find some ideas here to help you build a better you.
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Acknowledging your weaknesses, and the fact that you must take measures to correct them, is a critical first step toward achieving your self improvement goals. Keep reading for a selection of proven self-help guidelines to serve as your inspiration.
In order to improve yourself, you must first assess the problem. To fix anything, you must discover what is broken. Spend fifteen minutes in deep thought, in silence. Try to remember all the times in your life that you have faced pain or rejection. When you have this list, remind yourself that the past does not define you. Release your past guilt. Lastly, try to glean whatever lessons you can from your past failures so you do not repeat them.
Starting to develop yourself personally can be challenging at times. There are also many facets to this. Personal development ranges from eating better or becoming more physically fit, to improving your self-esteem or being more polite. You can develop yourself in many different ways, depending to what you wish to improve. Identifying things that you want to improve and making progress on them will give you self confidence, especially when others notice the changes.