This military term if often cited when there is confusion of direction, location, and perspective on a battlefield, causing a perceptual “fog”.
Often as a career seeker, you may feel you’re in a bit of fog trying to decipher between signals and noise, what information is relevant, the next steps to take, or which direction is best for you.
Rather than sitting and waiting for the fog to subside, understand that uncertainty will exist, therefore, take action, move, pivot, remembering you don’t need to wait for someone else to tell you what to do.
In the movie, Saving Private Ryan, while the troops are under intense gunfire at Omaha Beach:
Soldier: “Sir, what’s the rallying point?”
Tom Hanks: “Anywhere but here!!!”