If you’re currently holding a job that you know is just a stepping stone to better things, this quote may help you re-center and view the purpose in it.
Instead, you must value learning above anything else. This will lead you to all of the right choices. You will opt for the situation that will give you the most opportunities to learn, particularly with hands-on work. You will choose a place that has people and mentors who can inspire and teach you. A job with mediocre pay has the added benefit of training you to get by with less- a valuable skill. If your apprenticeship is to be mostly on your own time, you will choose a place that pays the bills- perhaps one that keeps your mind sharp, but that also leaves you the time and mental space to do valuable work on your own.” – Robert Greene (pg.67)