We are living in the most competitive business environment the world has ever seen and the pace of change is only increasing. Many working in this environment make the mistake of focusing only on the job at hand at the expense of growing their capabilities. Working a hundred hours a week to prove your commitment to the job and meeting all the boss’s goals is pure martyrdom if you are sacrificing personal growth.
You must see personal growth as an urgent necessity to prevent your personal obsolescence.
This is a great little post from Ram Charam on how to not lose sight of your long-term marketability and to keep your capabilities sharp. Consequently, personal obsolescence is a term I’ve added to my vocabulary. A highly suggested read for those who overwhelm themselves in their current work.