What do you want to say when you are 80? If you have negative thoughts or fears, about changing careers because risk is involved, than you need to know there will always be some risk. You just have to mitigate the risk.
Just ask yourself, “Am I okay with being in the same career path in the next year, 5 years, or even 10 years out?” If you are not, it’s time to start planning and making changes to your career direction. Wouldn’t you rather say when you are 80, that you tried and failed, rather than not trying at all?
“There are those who are so scrupulously afraid of doing wrong that they seldom venture to do anything.”
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