"Success is preparation meeting opportunity"; I'm sure you have heard this saying before. I repeat it now because it's true. Be prepared.
Don't just be prepared within your career field but prepare yourself by having a more rounded knowledge of what's going on in connecting businesses. Example would be working in marketing and watching the food industry mergers, transportation costs, as well as farming issues; see how that works? It's connected but not directly. However, if you're wondering why a client may change their budget or what they originally were planning might be impacted by the changes around them. Are you getting the picture?
Obtaining training, networking, and growing yourself are all valid actions to take in preparing yourself to move into the goal position you've dreamed about, but don't forget to get a bigger view in the process. The bigger view is about all the connecting parts which truly make all businesses thrive.