Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.— Mark Twain
Uplifting Continuous Improvement quotations
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no mater how slow.
I want to keep improving, continue to help my teammates improve, make my teammates look good. Continue bringing something new to the game, never getting completely content and always trying to get better.
...a person and an organization must have goals, take actions to achieve those goals, gather evidence of achievement, study and reflect on the data and from that take actions again. Thus, they are in a continuous feedback spiral toward continuous improvement. This is what 'Kaizan' means.
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
I think that we'll continue to try to look at ourselves in the mirror and see where we can do a better job, maybe where we can improve the process. But I think the fundamentals of the process will remain the same.
I am not in competition with anyone but myself. My goal is to improve myself continuously.
Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.
The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life what I wanted to die.
The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize.
The message of the Kaizen strategy is that not a day should go by without some kind of improvement being made somewhere in the company.
Practice the philosophy of continuous improvement. Get a little bit better every single day.
If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.
Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.
All highly competent people continually search for ways to keep learning, growing, and improving. They do that by asking WHY. After all, the person who knows HOW will always have a job, but the person who knows WHY will always be the boss.
A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.
It is impossible to improve any process until it is standardized.
If the process is shifting from here to there, then any improvement will just be one more variation that is occasionally used and mostly ignored. One must standardize, and thus stabilize the process, before continuous improvement can be made.
In terms of changes, the spiritual mentors teach me that I must not forget those relating primarily to improve myself.
This is bravery: using the challenge of daily life to sharpen our mind and open our heart.
Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.
In a learning organization, leaders are designers, stewards, and teachers.
They are responsible for building organizations where people continually expand their capabilities to understand complexity, clarify vision, and improve shared mental models - that is, they are responsible for learning.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
Success is a process that continues, not a status that you reach.
If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
Complacency is the forerunner of mediocrity.
You can never work too hard on attitudes, effort and technique.
Unless you’re continually improving your skills, you’re quickly becoming irrelevant.
The political restructuring we pursue in China is aimed at advancing the self-improvement and development of the socialist political system. We will continue to expand people's democracy and build a socialist country under the rule of law in keeping with China's national conditions.
You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over.
The only job security you have today os your commitment to continuous personal improvement.
Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.
The thing is, continuity of strategic direction and continuous improvement in how you do things are absolutely consistent with each other. In fact, they're mutually reinforcing.
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
There's always room for improvement.
It's a great thing about being a musician;
you don't stop until the day you die, you can improve. So it's a wonderful thing to do.
The Hacker Way is an approach to building that involves continuous improvement and iteration. Hackers believe that something can always be better, and that nothing is ever complete.
Every morning you pick between two choices: Continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them. Good morning.
Dedicate yourself to continuous personal improvement you are your most precious resource
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
In order to be happy, human beings must feel they are continuing to grow.
Clearly, we must adopt the concept of continuous improvement as a daily principle.
Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.
Once I slow down because I think I have reached my peak, then my skills will go nowhere but down
People who blame others for their failures never overcome them.
They simply move from problem to problem. To reach your potential, you must continually improve yourself, and you can't do that if you don't take responsibility for your actions and learn from your mistakes.
Your brain - every brain - is a work in progress.
It is 'plastic.' From the day we're born to the day we die, it continuously revises and remodels, improving or slowly declining, as a function of how we use it.
There is no need for me continuing unless I'm able to improve.
As people seek to improve their living environment, there will be continuous demand for residential property. Investment in real estate market should have reasonable prospects in the long run.