Consider these stories:
One of my sons earned a PhD. in Philosophy. He was considering becoming a lawyer, having done well in his LSAT, and he had a good interview with at a major money manager organization. Instead of choosing these, he became a philosophy professor at a small college. He has now been there about 25 years. In addition to teaching, he has devoted himself to creating original ideas in analytical philosophy. He loves what he is doing and has never looked back.
Britton Chance was a scientist with a passion for pioneering and discovering new technologies. Most scientists who make an important discovery devote their careers to developing their discovery. Not this scientist. He made many discoveries during his long life. After his death, scientists from around the world, who had worked on his discoveries, gathered to honor his contributions and share their experiences.
How are you feeling about what you are doing? At the end of the day, what do you want to have accomplished, and why that?
What do you want your legacy to be?
These stories are from the book I wrote, CAREER CHANGE GUIDE, to help you your own way. I want to help you guide yourself to create your legacy in the way you want. The book guides you through a self-analysis and a successful career change.