As we make progress in our careers, a good way to think about the journey is to see if we are camping or climbing.
There are times when we are in the middle of a transformation, we are learning new skills, we are putting in the hard work, and we are climbing towards our next opportunity.
And when we find a new opportunity, we camp.
When we find that opportunity, we make things great around us, we create value, and then we also enjoy the fruits of creating that value. We enjoy the rewards and the incentives that come along with that.
But after some time though, after you’ve camped for some time, you will start to feel too comfortable. And that is a signal for you to start climbing again.
What are you currently doing? Are you climbing, or are you camping?