Clarity is the answer to many of your problems.
I find that people only change for two reasons, through crisis or education.
Get some clarity about what you are trying to do and education that helps you to grow, or gain skills. They will help you avoid the unwanted change that comes because of a crisis. Clear visions help you take right and affirmative decisions. They ease your task of choice making.
Don’t wait until you get smacked in the face to make a change.
When I decided to leave being an opera singer and got clear that I wanted to work in business, I had to figure out how I was going to gain entry to a whole new career. I was fortunate to get a job at a corporation. I used the skills I had developed as a performer plus I took some classes in computing. As I got clear, I began to see my life transform. I identified what was important to me. I started making decisions on purpose to build my career.
But when that company went bankrupt a few years later, I had to to get clarity again. How could I use those skills, plus learn new ones to build a career in the nonprofit world? Learning about how people make decisions in terms of philanthropy shifted the way I thought. It shifted the way I approached life. It taught me how to be purposeful in where I put my resources of time, energy and money.
Each day since then has been both full and fulfilling.
It is never too late, or too early, to get clarity. Then gain skills and knowledge and act with more focus, more purpose. Just decide that you want to make a change and then get clarity about what you want to do. This article on Medium speaks to the role of clarity in success.
Remember, you can change now because there is a more meaningful way to work and live. Or, change later because you are forced to change through crisis. Please don’t wait for the crisis.