Earning more is a big part of building wealth. Credit.com points out that many people become comfortable with their income and stop trying to strive for more. To avoid an income plateau, ditch your comfort zone.
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After achieving a steady income, the biggest obstacle to making more money is getting comfortable. We become numb and acclimated to our stability, so we stop striving for more:
The antidote to growing numb, to getting used to your life plateau, is a shock to your system. If you are a lawyer, maybe it's an art class. If you are a classical musician, maybe you should play the electric guitar for a month…They best place to look for extra income is doing something you've never done (for money) before.
The post calls it "shifting out of reverse". This forces you to reopen your senses and remember what it's like to strive for more.
While the advice doesn't apply to every situation, it might be helpful if you feel like you've given up on your potential. Check it out in its entirety.
Getting Unstuck: How to Make More Money [Credit.com]