All professionals are in a long swim as they pursue their career while providing for themselves and others. As we can work longer with better health, it is a longer swim than our father’s (my mother was not allowed to work outside the house). So, whatever we choose we will be at it for a while. Even if our “ship comes in”, we still have to do something in a serious way, otherwise the person we will become is not worth much.
Choose carefully. We have concluded that construction is the best industry. You’ll have to read my book to understand the analysis and to determine if the conclusion is valid. However, I have not been challenged by another person about this professional opinion. Silence must mean agreement.
Know that moderation in all things is a wise path. Certainly, we can become enamored with being rich or famous (or both) Good for you if that is a goal. Just remember, it is a long swim. To reach your goals with carefulness would be my advice here. People can reach their goals by acting in all manner of ways. Only to find out that it is the little things that really matter. Also, they will discover that to celebrate the achievement of a dream alone is no celebration.
It is truly a long swim. By my reasoning, 50 years. You have time to fail and restart but, there is no time to quit.
To never try to reach your dreams is regret. So, let’s be aware that there is a middle ground here as in all things. Go forward, go for it, and do the right thing on the way. Then, you can have a true celebration when you arrive at your goal.