When you look at the core actions you do every day as a knowledge worker, can you say you are faster than before? Are you continually growing and increasing your speed?
If you are having trouble making progress, then you have some choices:
- Try harder
- Give up
- Change professions
The first takes focus and commitment. The second is good when you realize you will only be mediocre at best. The last is strategic if you find another sweet spot you can develop and enjoy getting faster.
You are competing against the world and we reward speed. How fast you think, get things done, heck even type matters. Noone wants to hire a slowpoke.
Just a thought to examine your core skills and help you get on with it. Get faster or get out.