When I was a teenager, my Dad took me aside and said “You know, I don't care whether you want to work in the family business or do something else. I just want you to pick something that you love. Whether it’s being a ski bum or a scientist, it’s more important to discover what you love to do than to look for a job.”
“If you love what you do, you'll do it well. And there are so few people in the world who do things well, you’ll be well rewarded.”
After a few false starts, including working in the family business for awhile, I started doing what really excited me.
My Dad was a wise man.