While pondering on a good anchor to put my thoughts to paper today, Anthony Robbins classic acronym – “CAN I” which stands for Constant And Never-ending Improvement came to mind.
The pages of history records that Anthony Robbins (http://www.tonyrobbins.com/) developed the acronym more than a decade ago and he was influenced by Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Dr. Deming is credited as one of the leaders who brought one of the first quality movements to the Japanese. His basic premise was that the secret to help the Japanese achieve world power and economic success was if every single person and organization commit to constant improvement. The Japanese have a single word for “constant and never-ending improvement” and it’s called “Kaizen.” Kaizen is from the Japanese words Kai and Zen where “kai” means change and “zen” means good. Yes folks, change is good.
Change they say is the only constant in life. Often we are caught up in mundane activities that we forget that we need to keep working on ourselves on a daily basis to become the success that we ultimately desire in life. According to this classic acronym of “CAN I”, it offers a solution and a point of reference to focus your attention on. If all you did was improve one tiny aspect of your life every single day, you would achieve mastery in uncommon time. Meaning, you can be a success in your field of endeavour when you so desire to change one day at a time!
Benefits of CAN I include:
- Creates a personal and business momentum that will be hard for your competitors to catch up with.
- Personal satisfaction and fulfillment because it will cause you to grow personally.
- Leads to innovation. Innovation creates leverage.
Tony Robbins once said, “We only learn our limits by going beyond them.” CAN I! is a principle designed to encourage you to make small incremental improvements daily…and in doing so, you will be forced to find a way to go beyond your current set of self-imposed limitations.
Which areas of your life do you want to apply the principles of CAN I! Today? The list are endless from your finances, relationship, health, Spirituality, social, career etc
If you define your success as a “journey” rather than an end-destination, you can take comfort in the fact that personal growth and satisfaction can come from Constant And Never-ending Improvement (CAN I!).
Lets met at the top!