It is not all who dream of the profession but end up getting it. Many have chosen a different course and ended up in a happy life, but we will never know, what would be their future and may be humanity if they had opted their passion.
We humans have the advantage to adjust to with environment. This is I suppose evolutionary advantage or else changes in circumstances would have vanished our species. The more the species is accommodating the more likely it will survive.
Advice from others.
If one ask for an opinion on the choice of profession much free advice comes, to choose what your heart says but in reality how many really dare this.
Sticking to your passion.
Sticking to owns passion becomes difficult if equally lucrative options come across during times of initial failures with your passion. I should say this as the most painful phase of one’s life. Anybody would be shaken. Common sense says when you have an equal lucrative option at your doorstep why not take it. To be truthful, I also do not know, how should I choose between two?
Changing profession after choosing.
After choosing a profession forced by circumstances, we get differentiated in that profession. Most can’t relearn or unlearn and make the altogether different future. Some have done this and achieved some good heights too, but most have not.
Good advice is excel in your choosen field, but don’t change the field
At last, I would say going against the stream is risky. In case you dare to choose a difficult path, then have a backup plan. At the same time stay focused on your choice, just because you have a backup plan do not make a half-hearted attempt.