Did everyone see the Academy Awards show last night? Though not directly related to career change per se, I can't help but comment on Hilary Swank's best actress acceptance speech. Now a two-time Oscar winner, she remarked about being raised "in a trailer park" and look what she's achieved.
Sure, she's an actress, but that wasn't always the case. Maybe luck played a role in her career success, but if you take a deeper look at her career path, I'm sure you'd find a lot of hard work, perseverance and focused goals.
I think this just goes to show that anyone can achieve career success provided you know what you want and set out to get it. What do you think?