In my experience its much better to be constantly working, constantly striving to get past the 'level' your at.
If there is an oppertunity at work? at play? in the social world... freggen do it.
For me these experiences are possibly the greatest things that can happen. By taking advantage of things like this you can learn about things you might not otherwise know anything about...
I wouldnt have known anything about writting, insurance, mortgages and even dodgeball without making these connections.
And ask questions, you'd be surprised how much you can find out about things (how easy manipulating the system) can be if you ask questions, or shoot a couple of well directed smiles.
Keep your eyes open, and save some room for Jello!