Preparing yourself for a new job or career development has to do with a lot of personal development.
You need to evaluate yourself periodically to ensure that you are working towards the right things. This will help you to secure a better understanding of yourself as a person and a professional.
To evaluate yourself periodically, take a look at your progress, your current position, and your goals.
How well are you working towards it, what you are doing to achieve it, and the resources available to you.
The determination to grow begins with evaluation.