If we apply the principle of Kaizen to our aim to meditate, we get a very different outcome. Now, instead of giving into the voice of our ego to blow off meditation all together, we compromise. We sit down and meditate for five minutes instead of twenty. Our ego does not offer much resistance to five minutes of mediation and so we do not have to struggle to make ourselves do it. Meanwhile, our will grows stronger because it succeeded in carrying out our intention to meditate. Our will continues to push us to meditate each night for five minutes until our mind gets used to the idea and drops its resistance all together. It is at this point, we up the ante. Now we aim to meditate seven minutes each night. Our mind concedes because, after all, what is two more minutes. Eventually, our will gets us to our goal, twenty minutes of meditation each night, and it never had to struggle against our ego to get us there.