One of the great thrills in my life is to always look for something new to learn about. Whether this is through reading a new book, trying something I never expected to try, or listening to someone with a different point of view than my own, I love learning.
At the time I write this, I am sixty-one years old. I taught middle school science for many years before retiring. One of the things I vowed to myself was to never be satisfied with the way I did things before. I joined professional learning teams, attended workshops and conferences, and sat in on classes taught by others, all to find new ways of teaching the same old lessons. I also sought out new challenges by joining the staff of several new schools, usually composed of teachers the age of my own children. All trying to stave off becoming set in my ways. I hope this made my lessons more vital and engaging. I know it kept me engaged.
No matter what you do in life, never be satisfied with what you have already accomplished. This in no way means to denigrate your successes. Celebrate success, but never sit back and stagnate with them.
So to quote Dr. Seuss: "You're off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way."