Beautiful music is played by thinking about where the fingers go next.

Thinking about the future is important.

Constantly thinking about only the present or the past doesn’t lead to the amazing sound of a beautifully executed song. We should always have our minds partly in the present, and partly in the future. The past is for reminders and learning from mistakes.

The equivalent of this is working on your business, but planning the next stage. Or doing your current job, but planning your next one. Or working on improving your life in one way, while also planning what your next improvement will be.

Of course, keeping the balance of being in the present is difficult. And having too many foci can be anxiety inducing in and of itself, but it is a skill.

If you want your life to be a beautiful symphony, working in the present, but always thinking about the next step is the way to be.