Doesn't Matter How, Just Get There
I'm sure you've heard the saying "It's not about the destination, but the journey that matters" this us true of life and in career goals. The difference is, in career goals the exact journey or path you take to get there doesn't matter, just as long as you get to where it is you want to be.
You see, when people are reviewing your career experience and attempting, as all performance reviews do, to guide you to the next level of success the part they seem to leave out is the what if in the getting there. Sure, if you take that particular position it will possibly lead to a specific next position, but what if the company structure changes and the next level position no longer exists; now what? A review and in some cases a career progression plan developed within a specific company doesn't take into account corporate changes, mergers or management adjustments.
What I say is choose your goal, see it clearly - where it is you want to be - then get there how ever you can get there. It may mean staying in the position you are in a little longer. Or possibly taking on some duties you're not fond of. Or it could boil down to working under a manager that isn't your cup of tea but if you can stomach this person for at least 6 months to a year it will give you the skills you need to make the jump you want to make.
So, just when the dots of the plan you made or was suggested for you, don't seem to connect just remember the goal and follow the path that presents itself. Crawl, fly or dance your way to where it is you see yourself.