Escaping Local Maximums

Do you ever feel stuck?

Maybe you feel like you’re at a dead-end job. Maybe you plateaued in your craft. Maybe your audience growth has stalled.

Right now you’re here.

You’re at a local maximum.

But you want to get here.

This is a global maximum. Here, you’ve maximized your potential.

How do you get there?

First, you explore: take risks, travel, learn a new skill, take up a new hobby, read. One reason you’re stuck is because you didn’t know there was a global maximum. Through exploring you begin to see opportunities you couldn’t see before, you begin to consider perspectives you haven’t considered. Exploring expands your possibility and raises your ceiling. Now you can see that you’re on a local maximum and there’s bigger hills to climb.

Once you realize this and you find something that works, exploit it.

Anytime you feel stuck, explore and exploit.

December 26, 2021

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