1) KAIZEN – kaizen means continuous improvement. Constantly trying to improve across all areas of life. To let go off the assumptions and perfectionism.
meaning embrace your Imperfections ! Learn to accept your flaws and also of others. As nothing lasts forever and nothing is entirely complete. No one is perfect as we are all humans . learn to find beauty in your imperfections.
Never ever compare yourself to anyone. Everyone has their own unique journey and everyone grows at their own pace, in their own way. Don't judge yourself by someone else's path. Comparison kills happiness instead rejoice in your journey.
Have dignity during hard times. Such times need to be met with emotional maturity and self control. These times teaches us patience, tolerance ,resilience and perseverance. Which results in overall growth of an individual.
It is a way of thinking shown to master a certain technique.
3 stages of acquiring knowledge -
Shu - learn the basics of following the technique of one master.
Ha- start experimenting , learn from the master and integrate the learning into practice.
Ri- focus on innovation and adapting the learning to different situations.
Find your purpose to live. Know your reason for being. This gives the life a direction to work towards.
Accept and let go. There are certain things and situations in life which are not in our control. Accept and move on.
Omoiyari means caring and showing sincere consideration for others . This helps in building compassion and empathy towards others. Helps in creating healthy relationships.
Means Respecting the resources we have . not wasting them and using them with a sense of gratitude. This helps in making world more sustainable.
Mind , Technique , Body - are the key elements for maximum performance. Winning also requires a mindset thats can cope well with stress and setbacks.
Behavior = Motivation (mind) , Ability( technique) , and prompt ( Body)
Having empathy towards others. As nothing in life is permanent and we gracefully let go of our attachments to transcient things.
Offering the best service without expecting reward. Just keep doing your work to its best ability .
Report , inform, and consult. This forms the basis of all communication, collaboration and healthy information sharing in any organization. Report the problems even if you don't have an answer, as the cost of not reporting the problem is high.
These are some beautiful and simple japanese concepts which I read in an article . it shows the principles with which the japanese live their life which contributes to their better life .
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