Regular readers will know that I'm a big fan of Gaping Void cartoons by Hugh Macleod.
This one really resonated:
Source: Hugh Macleod, Gaping Void
If you think about it, Pharma R&D is also a bit of an adventure (or even a roller coaster sometimes); you never know quite whether you're on a winner or a loser with company pipelines and portfolios.
Attitude also comes into it – do you live by paycheck or project, or do you truly love what you do?