If you’re currently on or are thinking about pursuing a career as a Salesforce professional, why is that?
Is it strictly for the tangibles (salary, prosperity, longevity, culture, etc.)?
Once you land something, will you be satisfied?
Or asked a different way:
At this moment, do you truly enjoy being overwhelmed with the setbacks, the studying, the denial of opportunities, the bruised ego?
With the realization that it’s all a part of the path forward?
If so, great, because here’s the thing:
The obstacles won’t stop, once you land a position.
to struggle to keep your head above water with information overload
to want to throw your laptop out the window when you can’t solve a problem
to be pushed (often by an annoying manager)
to deal with stakeholders and users with unrealistic expectations
to get denied that raise, that promotion, that project, etc.
A career in Salesforce (like any other career choice) is not all sunshine and rainbows (regardless of what Salesforce marketing shows).
The tangibles might be nice, but I don’t believe it will compensate for your personal job satisfaction over the long run.
Enjoy the path forward along with the twists, turns, potholes, and dead-ends that come with it.