I’ve begun or am soon to begin several new roles simultaneously. The process of starting so much new is reminding me that change stimulates the mind in ways that learning within a role never can.
Assuming a new role requires so much probing, listening, sensing, sending, receiving, and interpreting that every nerve seems activated. I’m both more awake and more exhausted than I’ve been in a long time and the combination is often (though I’ll admit not always) exhilarating.
If you’re finding it hard to hit the peaks of alertness (or the depths of despair) because you’ve settled into a rut, perhaps now is the time to climb out of the rut and put on a new hat and try on a new role (or two or three) and see what happens. All kinds of new possibilities might open up.
Why not try?