I think that one of the secrets to avoiding the "routine rut" as you age is to constantly be challenging yourself to try new things and get outside of the comfortable bubble you build for yourself. As a nester who likes his routine, this is a difficult thing for me to do but I try to do it nevertheless. In 2014, I made it one of my resolutions to get outside of my comfort zone as a gamer and continually try new things instead of going down the same-old paths as I always do. So I'm trying new classes. I'm playing ugly characters.
If you take a look at the numbers of players in each league, you’ll see there’s a huge gap between Master and Diamond (2.6% of players versus 10.9% in Diamond), and a slightly smaller one between Diamond and Platinum (14.2%). The next time you see such a huge difference is between Silver and Bronze (21.1% of players in Silver and 34.2% in Bronze). What do these numbers tell us? StarCraft 2 Upgrades: Don't Leave Home Without 'em - StarCraft 2 forum