When we watch television, we normally avoid Ads. However, if you watch the ad slogans carefully and listen there slogans, gives us Learning about life.
When we watch television we normally avoid watching Advertisements. However, if you watch the advertisement carefully and listen there slogans, many of the Ad slogan gives us Learning about life. We can apply those little slogans in our life and we can surely improve our life.
We must learn to express ourselves. Most of the time we have many things to say, but we fail to express ourselves. This could be because of lack of self – confidence, thinking that what other will say.
Please keep in mind that “ To gain knowledge, we must learn to ask the right questions; and to get answers, we must act, not wait for answers to occur to us.”
2. LIC: Zindagi ke Saath bhi, zindagi ke baad bhi
We must live such a life that people remember us during our life as well as after our life got over.
3. Airtel– Kyun ki har ek friend jaruri hota hai
4. Head & Shoulders: You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
A child ask so many questions in a day, and that is how a child learns. We all should learn the Art of Questioning from a child. We learn from asking only.
It has happened n number of times to me in the past. My brain has had a question, but I have always stopped it from slipping out, thinking I would make a fool out of myself. Only later would I realize that somebody else asked a similar question. And were applauded for asking such a great question! Do you relate to this situation. Then you need to understand the art of questioning.
The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. Thomas Berger
What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions, a consequence of our sophisticated spoken language. — Jane Goodall
Interesting fact on art of questioning:
At the age of four, children ask over 400 questions a day. Between the ages of two and five, the average child will have asked about 40,000 “why” questions, simply because they do not know. As we age, apparently we do. By the time, we reach 44, adults only ask around six questions/day, mainly because we think either we know or are afraid of admitting that we do not.
Some one liners on Art of questioning:
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why. And rest is the history.
We don’t know what we don’t know, and won’t know unless we ask questions.
The people who do not ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.
It is fine to be a fool for a minute by asking a question then to be a fool for life time by not asking.
Knowing the answers will help you in school. Knowing how to question will help you in life.
Now we have understood the importance of asking questions let us discuss the few wonderful benefits of asking questions
Benefits of asking question:
We learn about life: We all see a child asking so many questions in a day that is how a child learns about everything. This is the best method for learning, which we all stop applying when we grow up.
It will keep you humble: It reminds you that you do not know everything, and that is perfectly fine. As there are gaps in your knowledge, which you are filling up.
It improves quality of our life: The quality of our lives is directly related to the quality of our thinking. “The quality of our thinking, in turn, is determined by the quality of our questions.
It also prevents self-satisfaction: It signals a thirst for new data and an unwillingness to be content with the current status quo.
Questioning makes you more open: Your mind start working logically and it gives information already stored in the brain once you start asking questions.
You understand people better: Most people love to answer questions about themselves. We’re all hungry to be understood, not just because we want to get our way but because we want to feel important.
It improves your decision-making ability: as asking questions will give you all types of perspective for the situation in hand.
It will give you happiness: as asking right and logical question will make you happy and satisfied.
Analysis so far:
So now you must be thinking that I will give you some tips for asking wonderful questions or to improve your art of questioning. NO, I am not going to give you any such tips as I believe there are no tips as such. There cannot be a short cut for practice and perseverance. So to ask wonderful questions we need to practice asking questions. and with continuous practice and habit of asking questions we will improve the quality of our questions.
In the next post we will analyze why people do not ask questions, what are the reasons and the possible solutions.
Till then you can check my list of questions to ask yourself to know the progress of your life
KAIZEN principles are for personal life also. Today we are going to analyse 10 principles of KAIZEN and its applicability in improving our personal Life.
What is Kaizen and its principles?
Before understanding KAIZEN principles, Let us first understand the meaning of the term KAIZEN. Kaizen is a term that refers to on-going or continuous improvement. The definition of kaizen comes from two Japanese words: ‘kai’ meaning ‘change’ and ‘zen’ meaning ‘good’. Therefore, KAIZEN means, “Change for Good”.
Kaizen is an approach based on common sense, self-discipline, order, and economy. Kaizen method is a strong contributor and fundamental part of a lean production process model in lean manufacturing.
History of KAIZEN and its principles
Kaizen began after World War II, when Toyota enacted “quality circles” in its production process. These quality circles consisted of a group of employees who were performing similar tasks. They gathered together on a regular basis to talk about problems related to work and offer possible solutions.
Principles of KAIZEN and application in improving personal Life:
Generally Corporate and Manufacturing Units apply the principles of KAIZEN. However we can apply the same principles in personal Life also. So, today we will learn how we can apply principles of KAIZEN in improving our personal life.
We are going to analyze 10 principles of KAIZEN and its applicability in improving our personal Life.
First principle of KAIZEN, Continuous improvement:
This is a very simple principle, which says, “We all have areas of improvement area in our life, no matter how successful we are”.
We can make our life easy by making small – small improvements in our daily routines. Learn new skills, language, any art or anything, which you have interest in.
“The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement” – Helmut Schmidt.
This principle talks about eliminating old ways of doing things. The way the entire world is progressing so fast, we should also adapt to new things, new methods of doing things and get rid of old and redundant methods.
Accept no excuses and make things happen:
It is very important that in the process of improvement, excuses should not come as hurdles. Moreover, You may encounter some failures in the process of improvement, but that failure should not become an excuse for not improving.
“Make an effort, not an excuse”.
Caveats of new Methods:
This principle says, just because a method is new it does not mean that it is an improved one. One cannot follow a new method blindly. Therefore, we need to do trial and error and test it properly before it becomes useful for us.
One more point here “Just because something worked for someone, does not guarantee that that will work for you as well”
Correction is required for improvement:
Once the trial and error is done, we need to make corrections to the methods to make it suitable for us, so that it can improve our life.
You need to recognize the areas in your life that can be improved, and make relevant corrections.
Empower everyone to take part in problem solving:
This principle says we should take advice and suggestions from our friends and relatives to solve a problem, so that we can get benefits from their experience also. However, for this principle please keep in mind principle number four.
Get information and opinions from multiple people:
This principle of KAIZEN says, before implementing any idea or an improvement, one should talk to several people to get their inputs. This will give you a different perspective that will open up more ideas for you and chances of success will increase.
In addition, Learn from other people and get some new ideas on things you can add to your routine to create continuous improvement.
“Five why” rule of decision-making:
This principle is for Cause and Effect analysis. Five whys is an iterative interrogative technique used to explore the cause-and-effect relationships underlying a particular problem. The primary goal of the technique is to determine the root cause of a defect or problem by repeating the question “Why?” Each answer forms the basis of the next question (the next why).
Improvement should be economical:
“Money saved is money earned”.
In the process of improvement, we need to see the ways to save money by making small changes in the process and then spend the money saved on further improvement.
Last principle of KAIZEN, Improvement has no limit:
Remember that improvement has no limits. So, never stop trying to improve. You can always improve yourself. Whether it is learning something new or perfecting a skill you already have, there is room for improvement in everyone’s life.
The result of average efforts will be average only. If you want to be best in life, your efforts should also be the best. Stop being average in life.
The result of average efforts will be average only. So if you want to be the best in life your efforts should also be the best. so stop being average in life. Start the journey of becoming Average to Great from today itself. Let me show you some ways and tips to become great in Life.
If you’re not doing things that scare you, then you’re going to be average for the rest of your life.
If people are not laughing at your Goals, you certainly needs to revise them.
We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one – Confucius
How to Stop being average in Life:
Now let’s discuss how to become great from Average in Life, what we need to stop and what we need to start doing to become great and successful in Life:
Most of the people don’t take action and they wonder every day that their life is not in their control. To take control of your life, first take control on your action.
What you do today will decide, the difference between who you are and who you want to become.
In life, you will get what you work for; not what you wish for.
Instead of blaming the situation take some action to come out.
Drop the excusesand stop being average in life
Don’t say what if or I can’t, you should be honest with yourself and always try to address the areas you need to improve on. Stop taking excuses in Life.
For things to change you must change your belief and mindset.
You can achieve a lot in 1 year with Discipline and Focus.
Either you can have excuses or results not both, choice is yours.
Reading Book every day
If you are not getting much time read at least half an hour. Books should be your best friend with whom you have to talk for at-least half an hour daily.
Leave your comfort Zone
You can only grow when you keep yourself challenging. I have already written three detailed posts on the topic of the comfort zone. Title and link of the post are given below, Go and read them.
You are a limited edition unless you are limiting yourself by self created limitations.
Learn something new
learn something new at regular interval. This could be related to your vocation or profession or it could be anything small or big, but try and learn something new.
Admission of ignorance is first step towards learning. Don’t ignore your ignorance.
Upgrade yourself regularly, else you will get uninstalled.
Set Goals in Life and stop being average
One needs to have Goals in Life, else you will be wondering every day where life is going. I will try and create a couple of post on Goal setting very soon.
If your vision is clear, you will see the problem as well as the solution.
“You are born to live not living because you are born”. So Set your Goals of Life.
Unlock your full potentials
Everybody has some unique talent and potential to become great, however, we need to identify and unlock our potential. Wanna know how to unleash your hidden potential read this post explaining in detail each and every aspect of how you can unleash your hidden potential.
Only you can change your life, no one can do it for you.
Let other people doubt you, but you don’t doubt yourself.