You might be ambitious and have a vision to become someone and have a deadline to reach there, but have you considered the steps to get there? If you need to reach a floor through stairs you cannot skip the steps. If you try to, beware you could trip and fall down. Achieving what you want will require you to understand the steps involved in it and go through those steps. You can fast track but then you cannot skip the steps that will take you there. I have heard of newbie’s in the industry wanting to become leads and managers in very short period of time, I am not saying it is not possible but one cannot miss the steps necessary to be there. A designation doesn’t necessarily mean the person understands and performs the roles and responsibility of the position. At least in India, still promotions and designations are based on age rather than the experience and capability to take up particular roles and responsibilities. So watch your steps, being there means going through what it takes to be there.
Note:- This post is part of the Foundation series