January is always the month for new resolutions and goals. Increasing my value to clients by increasing my personal learning and development made my 2013 list. As a friend told me, “Any money spent on the brain is never money spent in vain.” And while listening to an interview on continuous learning, a nagging contrarian thought popped up. Hadn’t I heard this advice before? Then Santayana’s famous quote jumped in, “Those who do not remember the past are comdemned to repeat it.”
Having written on the subject of setting goals and changing habits, I decided the best way for me to improve was to make sure I followed the advice I gave last year. I reviewed my January 2011 and 2012 blogs and found a couple of blogs that reminded me of what I need to do this year to move ahead. Here they are:
In addition, I found reading a chapter a day in Proverbs and a chapter a week in either Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People or Wooden by John Wooden and Steve Jamison keeps me growing. And I’m starting my second year in my daily devotions, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young and Daily Maxwell by John Maxwell.
Sometimes the best self-development comes from not forgetting what you previously learned.