The year 2012 is coming to a close, so I think it’s a good time to to reflect on what we have learned this year. That will help us prepare ourselves better for 2013. So I’d like to ask you: What lessons have you learned in 2012? Please share your answer in the comments so that we can all learn from each other. Thanks and Happy New Year! Photo by Rachael Towne
The tag line of this blog is “Personal Growth and Effectiveness.” I use the phrase “personal growth” there rather than an alternative such as “personal development” or “self-improvement.” Why is that? Well, in the beginning it was because the phrase was more search-engine friendly. It had lower competition than the alternatives; as a result, it ranked higher in search engines. With the passage of time though, another reason emerged: I simply love the word “grow” in the phrase “personal growth.” Here are a few reasons why I love the word “grow.” 1. It implies a long process These days, people want quick and effortless results. In the past, people washed clothes by hand. That, of course, took a lot of time and energy. But with a washing machine, you can just push your clothes in there, press a few buttons, and get clean clothes. Nice, isn’t it?