I remember sitting in the law library, studying for mid-term exams. My mother had recently died after a nasty battle with cancer, and I was wondering whether she had loved her life. I didn’t think she did. She loved her family, of course. But I don’t think she was in love with her day-to-day life. The thought made me sad.
Then I asked myself the same question: “Boni, do you love your life?”
The thought jolted me. I had been lucky enough to gain a clerkship after my first year at a top law firm in my city. As much as I loved learning about law, I didn’t like working in it. And more importantly, I couldn’t see myself happily working in the legal field.
I was beginning my third year in law school. I was at the top of my class. I had a joint MBA tied in with the law degree. If I quit, I wouldn’t graduate with either degree.
But I did quit. And I never looked back.
Determining which career path to take can be a difficult decision. But there are three questions you can ask yourself to make the choice easier …
After you’ve watched, I would love to hear from you in the comments below…
Have you ever been at a career crossroads? How did you handle it? I’d love to know.
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