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Not sure if anyone else deals with this, but I feel so inferior compared to my friends at medical school or those who went to Ivy post grads. I went straight to Accenture right after college and while I’m so grateful for having a good job, I just feel like I haven’t done enough and will never realize certain financial goals at the rate I’m going. The problem is I’ve never really been good at setting attainable goals and often get discouraged and feel as though I can never be “the high achiever”

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I went to Accenture as well. Started at 67k back in 2006. Now making 180k plus 15% annual bonus. Not too shabby. Accenture is a great stomping ground for entry level

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Current salary and goal salary at what age?

I also don’t know what your experience is. If you could somehow parlay your experience into a strategy firm that pays non-mba same as mba you could also be at 200k very shortly. Alternatively, you could also just get promoted every 2 years and get to 200k through strategic firm switching. A lot depends on the type of work you do, but M7 business school is the way you’d almost guarantee it (unfortunately at a substantial cost)

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I know you've probably heard this before but: stop comparing yourself to others. And especially stop tying your self worth (feeling inferior) to others. Not because you shouldn't have goals, but because you will never be happy this way. I have one friend who started her career in marketing making $50k and recently promoted to marketing manager. She talks about how happy she is and how she feels accomplished and content, she's making just under $70k Have another friend who is a surgeon, he was expecting to make $500k but his starting salary as an attending was "only" $300k, so he already has plans to try and increase his salary by switching or moving. Set you expectations based on yourself and not others, happiness is a treadmill

All the freakin time. For reference, I’m also 24 and making about as much as you make and also have similar (seemingly unattainable) financial goals. It’s looking more and more like I’ll have to do some moving around and put in work to make that happen, it definitely won’t be smooth sailing to 200k here

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