Before going to bed

think of the things you did well and accomplished in a day, rather than beating yourself up about mishaps. It will set your compass needle to getting more things right and let you sleep better.

Reflection in the Saoseosee.

Start with little

To start a challenging task or develop a habit start with little – less even than you can certainly achieve. It will give you the reward of succeeding and the incentive to continue.

Low hanging flowers.

Gemba – go to the place

Gemba – 現場 – Japanese term meaning “the real place”

“In quality management, gemba means the manufacturing  floor and the idea is that if a problem occurs, the engineers must go there to understand the full impact of the problem, gathering data from all sources.”

“The only real way to understand a problem is to go and see it on the ground.” Economist article on Genchi genbutsu here.