I feel like I have been coasting around in 2nd gear for a while, occasionally cranking up to 3rd and 4th gear when deadlines approach or when life requires me to step up.
The quote below sums up my ideal scenario. However, is all but a distant dream and fantasy.
“Drifting through life without responsibility or a care in the world, living one day at a time.”
Coming from a Technical and Creative background our course was similar to what I am experiencing, the work comes in, the brief is worked on for a few weeks, development, then BAM, all hands on deck to deliver the product and solution. Go go go, trials, go go go, launch.
Whilst I feel like my technical knowledge has not been stretched as much as I feel I am capable of, expectations are high in which I need to achieve certain targets by a certain age limit. Planning and pre-empting these technical situations and furthering myself in my career and life.
I want to hit and maintain 4th gear and crank up to 5th gear full speed at times to feel like I am pushing myself further.
I always say, “Are you in a stressful situation? Good, then you are learning – get out of that comfort zone.”
The comfort zone is something that hinders us sometimes, the majority of the time, it’s great to reflect and maintain optimum targets, but it’s when you step out of that zone is when you have the greatest leaps in skills and life experience.