Time runs so fast, and suddenly it’s another December 31. As with many other people, the end of the year is the perfect time for me to review my life. I review how my life has done this year and make my plan for the coming year. I review whether or not I can meet my goals for the current year and then set new goals for the coming year. I’ve made yearly goals since 2004 (which I made at the end of 2003), and continue making yearly goals until today. However, at the end of 2005, when I reviewed my goals for that year, I noticed one annoying thing: none of my goals for that year was achieved! Even more annoying was the fact that it also happened the previous year: none of my 2004 goals was achieved either.
At last I can update this blog. For several days, my Internet connection here in Indonesia was down due to an earthquake in Taiwan. Not fully down actually; I could still access local websites. But since this blog’s server is in the US, I could not access it. Ditto for my email. Now the Internet connection is back to normal and I can come back to you with new writings. Enjoy !
I have a news: this blog is now part of Positive Blog Network. You can see the other members of the network at the sidebar under the heading Positive Blog Network. This network is initiated by John Wesley from Pick the Brain and currently consists of Cultivate Greatness, Sales Motivation, Talent Development Resources, Change Your Thoughts, Pick the Brain, Life Optimizer, Personal Growth & Success, Genius Types and Wise Bread. And one more thing. I’ve now changed this site’s feed from partial to full. It means that you can now enjoy the full content of new writings directly inside your feed reader or email client. Merry Christmas :).
There is an interesting article written by Joel Spolsky titled Human Task Switches Considered Harmful. It compares which way of working is better: sequential processing or multitasking. Suppose we have two tasks at hand: A and B. Sequential processing means we work on the task A until it’s finished before moving to task B. On the other side, multitasking means we work on both tasks together. Since we can only work on one task at any given time, it means that we spend the first time slot on task A, then move to task B on the second time slot, move back to task A on the third time slot, and so on.
Previously I’ve written why personal development is important and even more important nowadays. I believe that one area of it is personal knowledge management (PKM). There are two reasons for this: This is the era of knowledge worker Which is why knowledge management is obviously very important. This is the era where we need to compete individually more than ever before This is due to Globalization 3.0 which I’ve written about before.