Gary, the talk of self-awareness is everything. I am happy in my personal life but bored senseless in my work life. It is easy, mundane, pays really well but is in an out of date sector.
I am fully aware of this now and am exploring new channels, trying new things, failing at a lot of things. But that is cool with me. It is all about having patience and each time I chip away at something I learn how to or how not to do something.
So I am being selfish, building my experience so it ten years or however long, when I hit 35 lets say. I may be in a position where I can do even more.