Maintenance is synonymous with work. Very few people (if any) like waiting for an oil change for their car, or going to the dentist, or repairing a leaky roof. But all of these actions keep things working on some level.
What’s easy is letting the car go just a few more miles, or the roof just another week or so before we do something.
In our careers, it’s easy to stay in the same job just a little while longer or do the same work or please the same people.
If that’s the case, the only question left to ask is when, not if, the roof will start leaking on us.