Have you thought about making a career change? Perhaps doing something you feel more passionate about? Or quitting your job and traveling the world?
You're not the only one. Many of us indulge in these types of fantasies. And some people actually act on it — there’s a historical precedent of people with established careers leaping into the unknown, in search of a life with more meaning and fulfillment.
When I was in my early 20s, I quit my dream job in advertising to travel the world and “find myself.” Cliché, I know. Of course, leaving behind the financial security was scary. But looking back, it was the best decision I ever made, and the thrill of not knowing how it would all turn out made it that much more exciting.
One thing that helped me immensely was reading the tales of others who’d embarked upon similar journeys. Here, I want to share with you five of my favorite books about people who traded a life of outer stability for an exploration into something greater — their passion. Warning: Each of these books will cause you to seriously reconsider your status quo and make big changes in your life.