If you wanted to go somewhere that you have never been before, how would you go about getting there? Would you Google it on a map or would you immediately put the destination in your GPS and start driving? If you chose the GPS, you would need to have the exact address so that you arrive at the right location.
Where do you want to go with your career? Presumably, this is somewhere that you have never been before as well. How are you going to get there? Do you have a route chosen? Are you following a well laid out plan or are you just driving, somewhat aimlessly, hoping for the best?
If you have a destination in mind, like I do, then we need to map it out. We need to make a plan just like we would if we decided to travel to an unfamiliar place. We wouldn’t jump in the car and simply start driving in the general direction of this destination hoping that we stumble upon it because this destination is far too important and we want to get there in the shortest and most efficient way possible. So ask yourself, “Have I expeditiously mapped out my plan for my career?” If the answer is, “No,” then you can’t be upset if you don’t get there. This is a rather important road trip, don’t you think? —Map it out.