Having everything ‘figured out’ is not immediate. It can take time.
The process of soaking in information and understanding the back / side stories is something that should not be rushed.
Creating a mental map of 3 key areas is critical for starters…
- What is being done?
- What are the immediate opportunities?
- What are the long-term objectives?
As this begins to form mentally, the process of locking these details down into documented form will be geared towards summarizing what you know, avoiding taking a stab in the dark and hoping you hit the target.
The intention is to get to the point where formal goals can be established. But, before moving too fast, make sure that you take the time to mentally hover.
If you jump in too fast and start to ‘put things on paper’, you will find too many areas where you have to backpedal or adjust. That is what happens when you don’t take the right amount of time to process and build a solid stance of what is happening and what needs to be done.