I am often in conversations about career choices. And, while some ask the “Am I doing it right?” question explicitly, most ask it implicitly.
And, in every one of these conversations, I start with a variant of – “There’s no right answer.”
It is a helpful reminder in any conversation about careers (or life for that matter).
All we can do is ensure –
a) we know what we want.
b) we have as much information/awareness as possible on the situation and people involved.
c) we are thoughtful about the likelihood of us getting what we want with the choice we’re making and what we will need to do to make it happen.
In the long run, thoughtful choices and good process lead to good outcomes. That’s about all we can focus on.