Is it possible that when we reach a high level of comfort in a profession, it is our signal and clearest indicator that to realize our greatest potential, it’s time to move on to the next challenge?
Is this scary sounding? Good. Considering potential is exciting.
How would the country be doing if this were applied (five years ago) to large bank executives and state legislators. If they can do such a great job squandering personal potential and opportunity for doing good, imagine what they could accomplish in a new career where they are forced, just like most people, to prove their worthiness rather than defend their positions.
Better yet, think about how many great careers one person could enjoy. A great many I suspect. Most people have too many great ideas and not enough time to pursue them all. If you changed up your career every time you attained a high level of success, how many of your ideas could you bring to fruition? It’s entirely possible your greatest potential success lies in one of your dormant ideas.