How do you know when you reached a benchmark; a point of reflection where you take an introspective look at your work and measures of progress? On what levels do you assess your journey? What are the points of consideration?
Are they monetary? Are they driven by societal impulses, tidal progression in your industry, or perhaps technological advancement? What are the metrics we use to really get a picture of our work?
What about the immeasurable? Is everything binary, broken down into black and white, or is the grey area where the real work resides? How do you quantify the nuances and inflections - the infinitesimal complexity that's required to do truly game-changing work?
Are benchmarks more important than the spaces in-between?