What three things would you tell a young person who aspires to become a CEO?
Be patient. You've got to hang in there, and don't be in a race to move through a position too fast, and you should learn everything you can from the position you're in. Max it out—so what if it takes you another 10 or 12 or 24 months? You don't ever want to go back to that job.
Be realistic. You're good at many, many things, but you're not good at everything, and you don't have to be. Everybody's got different types of experiences, skill sets; learn when to pull those in. It's OK. You don't have to win everything.
Be strategic. I'm talking about very early on developing strategic and critical thinking muscles. Try to understand micro and macro thinking, and try to migrate your thinking between what you're going through at your level, in your role, and what the macro environment might be.