First I've heard about the plateau on my early days as a software engineer so I had plenty of time to think about it (6+ years in fact). While your great article is definitely true and the key to overcoming a plateau is doing a lot of work outside your comfort zone, I still consider software craft more like multidimensional surface (especially as full-stack SE). So sometimes we face another challenge: to reach at least plateau-level in multiple disciplines. And sometimes I see how growing in one dimension helps me to grow in another: i.e. knowing some basic functional programming concepts helps me to become a better object-oriented developer.
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