While your personal level of risk tolerance should of course be a factor that gets weighed in any major decision, including a career change, I do think we should all remember that sometimes it takes a little risk to make it rain.
When you’re at a career crossroads, it can be difficult to imagine how you got there. Of course, logically, you know that you made specific education and employment choices throughout your life and these choices have led you down the path upon which you find yourself. Hindsight, as the old adage dictates, is 20/20. Take advantage of your perfected perspective to walk down memory lane and delve into a not-so-distant past. In order to move forward with your career, it is beneficial to revisit the reasons you decided to enter into this profession in the first place.