“Carmack knew well and good what he enjoyed—programming—and was systematically arranging his life to spend the most time possible doing just that.” — Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner
The goal is to find what you enjoy doing in life as early as possible and then find ways to add more of that to your life.
Find people you’ll love spending time with for the rest of your life.
Find work you enjoy enough to enjoy doing it for the rest of your life.
Your love for these things might change, but the default tends to be spending too much time working on things you don’t want to work on.
If you can find an overlap working on stuff you enjoy with people you enjoy being around… Congrats, and be grateful.