After a lot of thought, I’ve decided at the half-way point (26 weeks) to discontinue the 52 Books in 52 Weeks Series. I realize that this seems a bit unwise considering that this is a personal development site and that some may say it’s giving the impression that I’m giving up.

Well, the truth is, I never realized that this project would end up monopolizing so much of my time. Between reading a book a week and writing the in-depth reviews about those books, I haven’t found enough time to write regular articles — the types of articles that make up the core of this blog and the reason most of my readers have continued to come.

The final straw came when I realized that each month my readership had been decreasing as opposed to increasing since starting this project six months ago. At first I thought it was coincidence, but after months of losing ground, it became apparent that not many people were interested in the book reviews. (If you are one them that is interested, I’m sorry ;) ) So for the greater good of all (me included) I’m stopping at the half-way point.

On a side note, I think there is a lot of wisdom in knowing when to change course. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to keep going down a path when you know that path is leading you further away from where you eventually want to be. Having the wisdom and foresight to see when it’s time to do something different is an important and necessary part of personal development.

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