... here's The Art of Manliness with their take on kaizen.
The Kaizen approach to self-improvement completely circumvents the unproductive ups and downs all too common to the quest. By breaking down big, overwhelming goals into super small, discrete pieces, Kaizen encourages action. The small successes you experience with your baby steps feed on each other and start building some momentum, which leads to taking bigger and bigger actions.
— Get 1% Better Every Day: The Kaizen Way to Self-Improvement
by The Art of Manliness