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The best position to be in isn't always the top. You can stay in a mid or even bottom position and be happy. Japanese culture is a great example of this, in how people take great pride and detail in how they butcher fish or manufacture salt.

I'd say find something you're interested in improving on and just improve on that. A middle manager has to lead up and down. You might want to stay good at that, or you might want to go up and just lead downwards.

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