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3 – Firm Commitment

Firm Commitment

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Dear Reader,

The best concept I know to get your juices flowing for Personal Action Power is called CANI. It stands for “Constant And Neverending Improvement” of the quality of your life and the lives of others.

The expression was coined by Tony Robbins in analogy to the Japanese term Kaizen which in turn was inspired by the American Colonel Edward Deming. After the Second World War Deming taught Japanese top managers the concept of Total Quality Management. They fully embraced it and soon turned it into a sort of a religion that they implanted in the heads and souls of their subordinates and co-workers.

The result is now known as the “Japanese economic miracle”.

You can produce similar miracles for yourself if you, too, start to practice the concept of CANI. It will give you a new and permanent sense of purpose and a decisive competitive edge in your life, your work and your business. Everybody feels better with quality. So, if you can produce it continuously, you will be ahead of the pack and, let’s face it, even ahead of yourself.

But, obviously, there is a problem to be solved first. Everybody wants good things, but so very few people are really committed to creating them.
So you will have to become very specific about the quality of what you are aiming for and resolve to be totally committed to producing it.

The key is commitment. So many people talk about things they would like to have or to be, but can’t get themselves to act upon them on a regular basis. They are interested in good things but they are not ready to pay the price even when things get rough.

So for today’s lesson I want you to:

1. Absorb the concept of CANI: Constant And Neverending Improvement.

2. Specify as precisely as you can, what this impovement will be like.

3. Always remember that being interested in something does not mean being committed to it.

4. Check your own level of commitment to doing whatever has to be done to produce the improvement you have decided on.

See you in the next lesson.

Chris Kessel
Personal and Business Coach

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