C.S. Lewis provides some sage wisdom in his quote, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream”. In school I had one of the top GPAs in my class..one would think I’d have my life plan figured out by now…however, that’s not at what happened…so I had to form goals, new dreams.
Kids today expect things to arrive on an overpriced silver platter by an overpayed French chef…and they are too young to be scolded for behaving like miniature entitled narcissists. But they are children and have no idea about who they will be, what obstacles they will face, and if their dream jobs will even be viable in five years.
I believe everyone needs to reassess their dreams/goals every year or two. It is a great way to see if and how you are steering away from what you considered important only a short time ago. It gives you the chance to change your game plan before you are too invested/attached to the path you have been led down–examples: is your 9 to 5 job miserable? Is that Mustang Convertible really worth the debt you will incurr? Is raising a family more important than a career.
If your job is depressing, make a list of ideal jobs and record the prerequisits for each of those jobs. Search your state’s median salaries for each of those jobs and seriously consider if a change in career is worth the work.
Bottom Line: you deserve a more than satisfactory life. Chase your dreams