It’s easy to get into autopilot, especially if you master something: a technique, a framework, a method. Day in, day out, you wash, rinse and repeat, perfecting your skill. Being an expert is more appealing than being a novice, so of course, it makes sense to keep doing what you’re doing, doesn’t it?
Before you know, weeks or months have passed and you haven’t learned anything new. And it’s a shame. Beyond a certain point, getting better costs significantly more effort and adds significantly less value. If you get your app to load in 2 seconds instead of 8 that’s noticeable. But try to get it down more and you will notice that shaving off another 0,1 second costs way more effort and anyone will hardly even notice.
So when you’re good enough or even a master, maybe it’s time to leave it be and look into other areas where you could excel.
What are you going to learn next?
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