Every Discernment is Unique
Here are some basic steps for your consideration per the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese Vocations webpage,
Definition of Holy Orders:
The Sacrament of Apostolic Ministry by which the mission entrusted by Christ to his Apostles continues to be exercised in the Church through the laying on of hands. This sacrament has three distinct degrees of "orders": deacon, priest, and bishop. All three confer a permanent, sacramental character.