In your career, what do you strive toward the most? Do you seek out getting raises and making big bucks? Do you strive to be on the “winning” team? Do you try to outshine your peers?
Suppose you could succeed in only one of these endeavors. You still have to exert normal effort toward it, so it won’t come magically or effortlessly but by some force or deity, you’re guaranteed to succeed. At the other two options, you do moderately well.
I’ve made the poll from the perspective of a professional athlete, but I don’t want YOU to pretend to be an athlete. I want you to judge it from your own career field.
I’m bouncing back between All-Star and Contract. Money’s great, but then again, so it being lauded by your associates. In the end, I’m going to have to go with All-Star. Satisfaction from money drops off pretty sharply the higher you go, but peer respect never does.