I’m all about leading by example, it’s the most effective way to teach children. “Do as I say, not as I do” is never going to cut it, because we live and learn in pictures. So if your kids see you exercising regularly that’s what they’ll learn, if you’re sat on the sofa saying “why don’t you go out and play a game” you’re going to have a harder job on your hands.
At present I am participating in a six-month course on Spirituality. It is not at all religious, but rather focuses on meditation and self-awareness to make you more centred.
One of the core principals is ‘to live an impeccable life’. The definition of impeccable is – without flaw or error, faultless.
Well, being faultless is a pretty tall order, but in the pursuit of impeccable you can become a better version of yourself.
Following the Second World War, Japan introduced a concept, which was designed to rebuild their industries and businesses, called Kaisen, which means ‘improvement’ or ‘change for the best’
This practice, which focuses on continuous improvement, was taken up by managers and factory workers alike in the common aim of building a more efficient work environment and a team atmosphere.
Tony Robbins a leader in personal development, uses his own version of Kaisen called CANI, or Constant And Never-Ending Improvement.
According to Robbins it’s the consistency and forward motion that will lead to success, no matter how small the steps. So for example if you’ve decided to take up running but can only get as far as the next road, that’s ok, as long as tomorrow you take one step more.
And it’s the same with living an impeccable life, it’s not about big gestures or massive action, it’s all about consistently making small, positive, improvements in your daily life.
Neither is it about comparing yourself to others; there is no competition. It’s only about you, compared to the ‘you of yesterday’. Here are a few of the impeccable changes I’m making;
• Taking more time to engage with others
• Leaving a room tidier or cleaner than I found it
• Smiling at strangers
• Picking up rubbish