I stumbled across this article by Andrew Bosworth a couple of weeks ago. It’s an outstanding nugget of truth on growth and our careers. Here is a short snippet to whet your taste buds:
We must take the long view of our careers. Optimizing for immediate impact is a reasonable thing to do day by day but to avoid the impact trap we must consider impact over the course of years or even decades. That way when we get to the top of yet another mountain we have the courage to once again forge into the valley to pursue even higher peaks.
Read the full article here.