There’s a scene in High Fidelity, where introspective John Cusack’s character, Rob, catches his ex-girlfriend in his apartment reading his list of “Top 5 Dream Jobs”.
As she reads them aloud, she points out that each one is impossible given the current space-time continuum, except for “architect” which requires 5 years of training.
She then describes his current job to him, and asks…wouldn’t you rather do that?
And Rob agrees, and shifts his outlook on his job.
That’s the definition of realizing, accepting, and appreciating where you are .