General

Win every battle

Musashi Miyamoto, Japan’s greatest samurai, lived from 1584 – June 13, 1645. He won 60 battles in his life, losing would have meant death. He was asked, “What did you do to win all your battles?” His answer: “Everyday I polish my sword and everyday I perfect my style.”

He did everyday what he could do to continuously improve. 

We often talk about continuous improvement, but what does that really mean to you?  You often say, “Well I will improve the environment.” or “I will improve someone else.” 

My teacher Rudi, once told me, “Norman, ask everyday for only one thing and that is to grow.” 

Musashi wrote the Book of Five Rings, probably the “bible,” for every Japanese manager.

If you want to win in life then grow your skills and capabilities every single day and help others do the same.

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