If you want to succeed in life, you can't leave anything up to chance. You cannot go 40, 50, or 60 percent of the way toward excellence, but then leave a bunch of factors and variables free to handle themselves. Of course, some things are meant to be. You can't control everything, all the time. But the people who truly kill it in life are those who take control of every possible factor.
What makes your work worthwhile? Is it only worldwide influencers who make 9-figures that should feel good about themselves & their lives? Or can you feel great about life if you're a blue collar worker, a teacher, or someone who doesn't even earn $45,000 in income? Whether it's people who think "happiness is the new rich" or people who equate being famous with being impactful, there's a lot of confusion out there about how to evaluate the worth of a job & the value of a human life.