MyLifeSucks, to give you something more on this. Anthony Robbins uses the metaphor that when your blueprint of life doesn't equal reality you have suffering. This is where you tend to think you know what is best for you more than "God" and you have to have life be a certain idealized way in order to be happy.
What I'm gettng myself from Zen and Tao and other sources is how skewed our US thinking can be. Life is being lived via experience not us controlling it. We can direct things, but ultimately it is an experience. There is only now. The past is only reference material. The future is an illusion or dream.
You are a janitor, cleaning up peoples messes isn't a bad way of looking at the current financial market. How could you add value with to others with what you know and can do?
A side thing I like to think is that God wants to humble us, those he has big plans for.
If you try to decide everything of where your life will take you, you will miss out on the unexpected and random experience and opportunities you can never conceive of. And its within the the unknown where life really is.