Growth is a process. It is one that happens slowly and doesn’t end. Regardless of your age or aspect of your life, you want to develop. Growth is something that you cannot stop doing. The desire to grow is innate for every person, but not every knows how to do it.
You thought the new marketing strategy Tom came up with was lacking. It wasn’t “bad” or “boring”, but definitely lacked the “oomph” factor you were hoping to see.