Have you felt a bit lazy and disorganized lately?
I know I have.
The thing is, we all have goals and dreams that we keep working on, but every now and then, it is inevitable to experience a grey phase. I mean, we’re only humans made of flesh and blood.
We get tired. We eventually get exhausted. We lose our motivation and then we gain it back. We lack inspiration or energy to keep moving forward. And it’s all part of the process called life.
We are used to working hard and fast as if there’s someone waiting at the finish line to hand us a trophy. Still, even though I cannot deny the remarkable results hard work carries, there are also some consequences we shouldn’t overlook.
However, luckily for us, there are some effective and wise life philosophies that have the power to transform us and give us the much-needed boost in life.
One of them is the surprisingly efficient Japanese technique for overcoming laziness and lethargy in only a minute.
The concept is also known as ‘Kaizen’ which basically means kai (change) and Zen (wisdom). It originates from Japan and it is invented by Masaaki Imai, a genius who truly believes that this life wisdom can be easily applied to someone’s career as well as someone’s personal life.
The idea behind this self-improvement method is simple and clear: The only way for a person to remain active and as a result, productive is to start practicing something for a single minute, every day at the exact same time.
Sounds weird, right?
But, when you really think about it, it is totally genius.
We constantly search for an excuse to avoid doing something that requires most of our time anyway.
But, when it comes to spending time on something that needs to be done every day, at the exact same hour, for a whole minute?
It’s a piece of cake.
The real magic in this technique is the fact that you’re slowly training your mind to become disciplined.
Whether it’s working on your hobby, exercising, learning a new language, crafting, once you give yourself the motivation to make that one minute last, you’ll never stop.
The activity you once tried to avoid will now become something you enjoy doing.
With every minute passed, you’ll experience little victories that will inspire you to keep working even more effectively. Ultimately, you’ll continue doing the same chore for more than a minute and it’ll become your favorite activity.
This surpassingly effective practice might not seem legit and productive to most of the people who believe that remarkable results can only be achieved with extremely great efforts.
But, in reality, Kaizen is something that all of us could try practicing in any sphere of our lives.
You only need to focus your efforts on the things you are passionate about and let the magic begin.
Try it today, thank me later!