Two things that are left out is Effort and Commitment. Anything that is worth having takes effort. Success rarely happens by accident, the eight steps in by Jaclyne Badal’s article, in the The Wall Street Journal Online, outlines eight common sense actions (actions mean getting actively involved) that someone can reasonable do to advance their career. Commitment is similar to a goal but without a specific target. If you can always ask yourself if what you are doing is advancing your career, then you are on the right road.