Gone are the days of a "job for life" or even being guaranteed success because you have a degree. Anybody can be a success and follow their own ambitions in this new world of ours, but with the threat of recession, the emergence of new technologies, and global changes, people are just putting up with their unhappy jobs and playing it safe. It is no wonder that people are miserable and stressed out, but you do have a choice and pursuing your career goals and dreams is still an option.
Values are what drive us. We have a set of values for the workplace that determine our behaviour in the workplace. Eliciting and then adjusting your "workplace" value system can make all the difference to the success of your career.