Do you love what you do—or are planning to do?
If not, you certainly deserve to. As with the quest to find a great life partner—and the pity of settling for a lackluster marriage—you don’t need to settle for a work relationship that is only so-so. Not with the shortages of talent that are cropping up all around.
Granted, that question can seem self-indulgent when you’re preoccupied with more basic issues: pay the rent and the student loans. Get some health care insurance, if you can. Try to find something to do that you don’t hate.
And, to be sure, there are times in your life when those down-to-earth issues will be at the top of your list, particularly as you weather various economic ups and downs. But your generation will ...