The game you’re playing – the all encompassing one that is life – has rules. Or at least where you’re choosing to play does. Different arenas and different leagues each have variations, and in come cases a completely different set of rules.
You can’t approach a banking career with the same mindset you would run a homeless charity. Retirement presents different boundaries to someone just graduating and looking for their first job. Swift promotion demands different contributions than those offered by someone with their focus elsewhere. The rules surrounding what you do and how you do it are different in each case.
If you’re unhappy with your lot, have you understood the rules and you’re playing accordingly?
Or, do you need to re-write the rulebook or even play somewhere else?