The most important thing you’re going to do today isn’t the previous one. It’s not even the big thing you have to do in two weeks. No, the most important thing you have to do is the next thing you have to do.
This comes up over and over again in success stories. While it’s important to keep the big picture in mind, you have to take things one step at a time. Your blog isn’t likely to have 100,000 subscribers overnight. As a blogger, your most important task is winning at your next post.
As an athlete, your most important task is not yesterday’s training session, but today’s.
As an employee your boss doesn’t want you to focus on next month’s code, either. Just win today’s task.