“My compass, once I found all the parts and put it together, keeps pointing me in the same direction, week after month after year.”
When you choose one top-level goal and focus all your efforts on achieving it, you are more likely to succeed.
When you break your goal down into smaller goals, you map out a clear path to success for yourself. Simply follow all your low-level goals, and you will achieve your mid-level goals. You will (by default) achieve your top-level goal.
Place your goals in a hierarchy.
Discover how gritty you are.
Identify your professional goal.
Understand why you are not gritty and take action.
Follow your passion.