Other people's opinions about what your experiences should be like often mirror the results that we get in our career. These "stories" seep into our subconscious and end up dictating the way in which we go after our dreams.
We develop stories about everything in our life from money, to our love lives, to our health, to our career. These stories develop when we are younger from our parents, or from our experiences, or from negative thoughts we have, or even what people around us believe.
But these stories can be rewritten. Your career can look however you want it to look. You can experience it however you want to experience it.