At one time I wanted to set the world on fire.
Now I'm just careful that I don't set myself on fire.
I think a lot of introspection is a result of eruptions in our lives that have nothing to do with photography. It concerns age, family or lack of it, health, and love interests.
I hit plateaus all the time in photography. But at this point I just ride them out and remain open to what smacks me in the face as inspiration in the future.
I quit overthinking. Perhaps its shows. But I don't care.