There are three kinds of people at work:
- The ones who are learning and improving – high growth curve, usually new graduates, startup environment
- The ones who are working for the money – low growth curve, mundane and repetitive job scope, high paycheck, corporate/banks
- The ones who are good at what they are in and enjoy what they do – comfort zone, decent paycheck, performs reasonably well, your typical senior executives.
If you fall under category two, make sure that you give yourself a time limit as to how long you stay in that job. Because your company is compensating you to work and accept a lower intellectual growth curve. This is fine but if you think of intellectual learning as a compounding asset, then suddenly, you will have much more to lose.