If anyone were to ask me for advice I’m always going to first and foremost talk with them about their personal walk with the Lord. God knows how He’s gifted individuals, and He has a particular path for everyone to walk in fellowship with Him and His son. Sometimes it takes unexpected and unique turns, but if He’s the center of it, a person will accomplish all in life that they are meant to accomplish. We won’t waste our time on rabbit trails, chasing after things that we think will satisfy (but come up empty) because instead, we are walking with our Creator who satisfies us with fat and rich food! (Isaiah 55:1-3)
An example of this is how I got my master’s degree after I became an agent. I thought earning this degree would somehow change me—make me feel more valuable, make me “measure up,” etc. The degree was valuable for career advancement, but it did not change one single thing about who I was, my value, or how I felt about myself!
To summarize—I think the way to find success in personal work endeavors and life in general, is to surrender to God and obey. Then someday we will know we have accomplished what we were made for—and there is no higher calling than that.