It’s a long way up the food chain of business, and being at the top is often about proving yourself at the very bottom.
Men who under-achieve often set themselves up to perform when they get a better or bigger job, but only after that promotion. That can only set yourself up for disaster.
Let’s put it this way: you might be stuck in the small office, thinking you have what it takes to run this joint, but if you’re sitting there watching 24 on Netflix, you’re not going to grow, or outgrown your current position.
Even worse: everyone has already noticed.
Do your best at every job and every chance. That’s how you move up. Hey. Even the president started as a junior congressman.