While you may be able to remain in one position your entire career, and even maintain excellent productivity the whole time, it’s unlikely. It’s only human to want to experience new things, or move up and see what’s on the other side of the next productivity mountain. While there may be limits to what you can reasonably achieve, those limits may not stay the same forever, especially if you take advantage of new processes, procedures, and technology as they become available.
Sheer desire to press onward will hold you in good stead here. With rare exceptions, I firmly believe that once you’ve achieved the minimum necessary competencies for your job, you should then focus on what you do best and find ways to ...