Career change for more than half of U.S. professionals sounds as daunting as swimming with sharks. According to recent statistics, 56% of all U.S professionals are currently interested in transitioning into a new career, and it’s not surprising that midlife professionals have had a big impact on this number. For most the fear of failure is what holds us back. It can feel like the end of the world when we leave our deep rooted, self-made comfort zone. Something about managing the same lifestyle and doing the same job has become our safety zone. In order to really become satisfied with the life you are living and the career you are building, we have to take some chances. With every change there comes a fair amount of risk. The risk factors need to be analyzed and distinguished between real and false fears. Taking this leap of faith into the unknown of a new and challenging career can help you rediscover your true passion and purpose in life, both personally and professionally.