Sooner or later, each of us reaches a point when we have to make choices - important choices-about the future course of our work life. It's a big decision to make at any time, but significantly more important -even crucial-when you're at the midpoint of your career. You've worked hard to get where you are and have something at stake: a reputation, a good salary, and probably substantial benefits. To say nothing of a family, kids, heading for college, and a retirement plan. You have to make the right choice.