Some of us go through our professional lives wondering if we’re in the right line of work or if there’s something else we could be doing that would make us happier. Musing about a career change or other life pivot can be a potent source of motivation, yet most of us never act on these impulses. Those who do follow through often engineer second acts that are game changers.
For our special series on Second Acts, we asked readers to share their stories of starting over. Slate’s David Plotz discusses some of his favorites in the video above.