Given that you have choice, you also have the responsibility to make the most of your career. Why settle? Go for greatness while still being grateful.
I start with gratitude. We live in a highly turbulent economic world. This creates some scary thoughts regarding work. Yet, most people in Connecticut have career prospects that are better than most people who have lived on Earth. Why? Most people did not or do not have career choice. Historically, most everyone was born into a certain station in life - be it peasant, manual laborer, slave, sweat shop worker, street merchant and so forth that would be very difficult to escape from. You have choice. Challenges for sure but choice nonetheless.