Friday, August 04, 2006

Keep On Keeping On

What is it that motivates me to get out of bed every morning? I'm not entirely sure. But one of the things that keeps me going is this a question I try and ask myself every morning. And that is 'Am I a little better than I was yesterday?'

It's the one question that has always helped me change, remain open to new ideas and thoughts and improve as a person. I've heard all this talk about Kaizen and continuous process improvement in manufacturing but how about some Kiazen for our souls? Don't we need continuous process improvement at every level.

At the physical level, I'd like to be fitter with each passing day. Emotionally, I'd like to stop judging and accepting more people as they are. Intellectually, I'd like to be a learner for life. Spiritually, I'd like to overcome my ego.

Some days I do real good, some are OK and some are downright crappy. You know the type when you're lying in the bed, looking up at the ceiling and thinking 'What was I thinking?!?!'

But it's part of the process I think. The important thing is to keep on keeping on.

What motivates you to get out of bed every morning?

7 comments:

anumita said...

Went through all your posts... your archives too... I think you are a very sensitive writer and it's a pleasure reading you.

Noojes said...

Its a new day
The sun is shining
The birds are singing
Its great to be alive :)

Noojes

Ajeya said...

Hey Anumita! Welcome to the Highway! :) And thank you. The sentiment is mutual. Expect 'a few seasons worth' of comments at your blog! :D

Noojes... Couldn't have said it better. How's your trip going ya?

Alexys Fairfield said...

I am motivated by the sun creeping through the window. If the sun can rise then so can I. It's as simple as that.

I had the pleasure of working at Toyota briefly where they used Kaizen. Their whole manufacturing line is based on spiritual principles and they are number one here in America. If we took Kaizen and applied it to our lives, I think we would be amazed at the improvement in areas where we didn't think we could improve.

That's spiritual growth for ya. No matter how much you think you know, there's always more to learn.

ramblingmuse said...

I wake up every morning eager to read your next post! ;P

The love for my nieces and nephews keep me going.

The wonder and beauty of being alive and well.

The anticipation of the adventures the lie ahead.

I could go on, but those are a few that come to mind! :)

Noojes said...

Trip being updated regularly on my blog...
Hop on over :)

and keep posting willya
noojes

Ajeya said...

alexys... absolutely, one of the quotes I try to keep in my consciousness is this one by Emerson. 'Every man I meet is in some way my superior'. It helps me learn from people I interact with all the time.

RM... :D haha... no wayyy!!! ;P wonderful things to wake up to!

Noojes... Have been dropping by regularly. Will comment the next time around.