Well, there it is. You've worked hard to get through college, law school, the Bar exam. You've busted your ass to put in the hours, stayed late, worked weekends, missed things that clawed at your heart.
But you realize that after being immersed in the chase, that the place that you landed sucks. Whether it's the firm that your are in, the area of the law that you are in, or it's the Law itself that sucks with a capital S. Maybe if you are prescient or just lucky, you have figured out that suckiness before you got to Sucky-Land and have time to hit the reverse thrusters at Warp Speed.
But in any event, you know that it is time to change directions. Maybe to a different area of the law, may be outside the law altogether.
That kind of course correction, after decades of having blinders on in the pursuit of your mirage of The Holy Grail, requires planning. It requires the wisdom to stop digging the hole that you are in, to build a ladder to get out of the hole (or to get a rope so your tribe can pull you out), and the humility to ask for support so you can use your innate drive and intellect to chart the next path.