The category you are in is named world domination for a reason. This is where we aim and that is where we want you to be. Dominating at what you do. Beeing the best in the world in your field, so let´s get you there.
Looking around it seems like the people glued to average are not the ones that aim to high and fail. It is thoose who aim to low and succeed. I see it all around, in the worried eyebrows of a 40 year old clerk at the post office and in the rolling eyes of a merchandise clerk watching someone unfold the shirt she just folded. Letting go off opportunities that do not align with your path is success 101. With all information around you, you probably already know what to do to get closer to the finishline. Beware the grasp of comfortability. Success is not comfy, but then again neither is getting stuck below your potential.
If you do have to take a job you never dreamt of , make it your dream. Be the best at it even if it ´s only temporary. Flipping burgers can become an art form and the person reciving your wonderful service might be your next boss.
Networking is gold to figuring out others but also yourself. People at these event are often have driven and really cool personalities you can adopt. After mingeling with the top you can easily see how small adaptations in behaviour can make the biggest difference. Merly showing up is an act that states you are one to be remembered, bring business cards. If you do not have them, get them. Now, no exuses. Also make sure to follow up. Add the person on LinkedIn or email and suggest another meet up, marvelous things can happend.
To make a right you have to find the wrong.. Sorry to break it to you but you will not wake up one day having all the answers. There is no cheat sheet on the breakfast meny. The fact that basically everything your doing can be improved, should not make you sad. If you can do better there is potential to go better places. So go make mistakes, the more embarasing the harder the lesson. But for god´s sakes do not forget to fix the wrongs you are doing. A person who knows all their flaws but do nothing is depressing, a person who knows and is fixing them is invincible. everyone has an Akillies heal just make sure to wear shoes. Plus everybody loves a comeback.
We are all selfmade, but only the sucessfull will admit it. Join them.