We start with solving problems of ourselves, then capable of helping with others. From a tiny problem to a harder one, step by step, sometimes challengings. Kind of your career roadmap, that from one company to another, with better salary as proof of your ability.
I have been working for more than ten years, and intend to challenge myself more and more in-depth. The interesting thing is, most of my colleagues are stop growing, it might because of daily works itself which let them forgot the goal, or they don’t have a goal.
I guess that’s academic attract me a lot. There is never a reason for researchers to stop working or growing, researchers are used for exploring the world, find problems to solve, which is an exciting thing as to me.
So my next step will be definitely close to research, either from work or study for a better way of solving problems in the long term.