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I am soon going to be in my 30’s. I have worked pretty hard all my 20s but have had set backs due to forces outside my control. I will be finishing up my MBA and, hopefully, be accepting an offer from a firm.

My goal was to get into upper leadership and senior partner role at some point.

I wanted some candid opinions on this. Are my goals a pipe dream? Most people, that I have seen on LinkedIn occupying those roles seem to have never failed and have had near linear progressions.

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People don’t post their failures online. Peoples online profiles are a compilation of their biggest success, to the point where it doesn’t show that individuals full story. Focus on you and stop comparing your self to the mirage of others.

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No worries, anytime.

None of those sound like pipedreams.

However, remember that there are fewer and fewer seats above you and it's completely possible that you may do everything right and never get it.

Also remember that you're going to have a family at some point and reaching the top levels will require sacrifices from them. Are you willing to have them make those sacrifices?

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Your goals aren’t a pipeline dream but you have to condition yourself to deal with the setbacks, some uncontrollable which you say you have experience with already. LinkedIn is much like the opposite of fishbowl because it’s public and not anonymous. The polarized positivity and linearity there is congruent to the negativity here. Rise above it and balance your goals and take your career two steps forward each time you take one step back. Stay focused on the end goal and marathon, not the sprint.

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I am worried in two aspects: age and intellectual limitations.
I have never turned down a chance to work hard, nor will I. Having said that, at some point I am worried that my knowledge will become stale.

As for the aforementioned limitations - I graduated from a community college and attended a small school. Although I have had positive feedback at work, I felt that I was not the smartest person in the room. I just worked my rear off to compensate. I fear that this will surface when attempting to get to those roles.

Ok so perfect. You’ve erased the potential education question mark.

Unless you’re inventing Facebook or something , most upper leadership roles are at best in their 40s. “Senior” partners are senior because they have long track record.

You need to have experience to succeed in upper management roles. Working hard is not a substitute for experience.

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