I cannot stand the idea of settling. When I hear about people who are unhappy with their jobs or their lives in general, I cannot understand why they make no attempt to change things. I agree that life is hard. But success – however you define the word – does not land in one’s lap.
Too often, the excuse is, “I don’t know what I want to do (with my life).” Fair enough. None of us do. But you won’t get closer to the career of your dreams by thinking about it as opposed to actually doing something about it. Time is valuable; take up new hobbies, go back to university, read, do research, travel and/or get out there and talk to people who inspire you. By being proactive, you will surely discover what you’re passionate about.