Seems to me a good question to ask yourself today: Is your work fresh and inspired in your primary line of work? And I don’t mean did you sleep well last night and start the week out energized. I mean do you have the feeling that you can put your whole self into what you do?
What next? Come up with an experiment: Alter the form of your work. Or think up a novel approach. Maybe you could find some new folks in your field to admire, or an expert who can weigh in on what you’re working on. Perhaps it’s time to take that class you were considering, to build out your skill set or deepen your expertise. Or sometimes it’s better to just stop and make a change.
Whatever the case may be: don’t expect your results to change without you changing tack.
Of course plateauing can also serve a purpose. Maybe you’re planning to start your own business and would like to save up for a year first. Or maybe you’re going through a trying time in your personal life and are happy to just be cruising along at work. That’s fine – take the time you need. Just make sure you’re not using circumstances as an excuse for postponing the tough choices.
Have a good week,