There are many reasons to quit:
You’ve found a better way to contribute.
The industry is dead or dying.
Your health is deteriorating.
But, “because you’re ahead”
Is not one of them.
The fear that you have peaked
Can strip you of the drive to create again.
And, yes, in times like these
Its increasingly apparent that what worked before
Might not work again tomorrow,
So the fear is real.
What’s also real is the fact that you managed before
To make something worthwhile,
To give something that people were glad to receive.
You delighted us before,
Who’s to say you can’t find a way
To do it again?