Monday, July 26, 2021 9:02 AM
In our quest for personal mastery and excellence, two Japanese words embody the culture and beliefs that we must cultivate and embrace as guideposts on our journey: gaman and kaizen. Gaman is of Zen Buddhist origin which means enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity. It is an ethos that means to do one's best in distressed times and to maintain self-control and discipline. Complimentary, Kaizen is continuous improvement of procedures, processes and practices and a commitment to personal improvement. It is about driving daily improvement in all that we do and leveraging the compound effect that those daily improvements create. Gaman and kaizen are key pillars in our becoming our truest and best selves and achieving our greatest dreams and goals.
We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are. Max DePree
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. Albert Einstein
Fall seven times. Stand up eight. Japanese Proverb