For me, the most rewarding opportunities were unplanned opportunities that I was curious about. Sometimes those opportunities weren’t a straight lineup, nor were they in my “plan.” In some cases, I took a step back in pay, industry, or title to get experience in something I was interested in or out of necessity. So while it is great to have a plan and work that plan, my advice is to stay open and curious to things outside of your plan because they may end up being better than anything you could have imagined. Get comfortable with risk and have confidence that you will make any new experience work. See your career as non-linear or a series of squiggly lines that gets you exposure and breath to learn and grow. I would also say to be trustworthy and give generously when you can without expecting anything in return. I am a big believer in career Karma.