I have two questions for you.
- Are you a strategic thinker, or a tactical thinker (or both?)?
- Professionally speaking, where do you hope to be in 5–10 years?
Before you answer #2, you must answer #1.
Many people don’t know how to answer the first question. Either they confuse strategy and tactics (a leading cause of long, meandering meetings), or they lack self-awareness. So they pursue career paths that don’t suit them and wonder why they can’t get any traction.