I was recently contacted by someone who sought advice regarding changing their technology/business focus while remaining in the legal field. That conversation forced me to reflect on my path, and how we invent and reinvent ourselves on our paths to success. Once, I took a job that cut my pay significantly because I needed to re-skill and loved the company. Once, I left a job that was not as represented and loaded with toxic people, despite having nowhere else to go and every recruiter I knew telling me to stay. This is not the path for success I had planned, but I believe not only do we decide what our success looks like, we are allowed to let that vision change. Sometimes the vision changes while on a path, and sometimes because of it. Sometimes we learn more of where the path is taking us, and decide we don’t want to go there, sometimes other forces crash into our path. But whatever happens, the vision and all its variations, belongs to us.