Most conversations we have about  work and finances  center on what we're not doing. Other popular topics include: what we should be doing, what we wish we were doing, and what  our parent  or partner or  slightly judgmental acquaintance  would like for us to be doing.

It's hard to talk about goals and ambitions without feeling like what we have now — from the cash in our bank account to our job title — is somehow lacking.

How do we pat ourselves on the backs for all that we've achieved, while still acknowledging where we'd like to go?

With all this in mind, we asked career coaches and finance professionals the following question: "Money may be able to give us opportunity and freedom, but it is also something that stresses us out more than anything else.

What are some ways to not 'feel bad' about your career and your savings, while still keeping goals in mind?"