Joyous Joy 50: How I’ve Embraced Kaizen in 2012

Nothing feels better than making progress

Nothing feels better than making progress

While strolling home after a bagel date with my good friend David, he asked me to explain my New Year’s mantra of Kaizen.

– noun: originating in Japanese business practice, it means continuous incremental improvement.

Proud that I had adopted such an out-of-the-box mantra for the year I delivered this definition with great enthusiasm. He asked me to give an example of how I’ve put this into practice. I really struggled with my answer, which not only surprised me, but led to me doubting my success at this endeavor. Continue reading