Great tennis players don’t get bogged down thinking about the last point.
And they don’t look too far ahead to the matches to come.
They understand that the next point matters most.
Phenomenal salespeople don’t linger on the last call that they made for too long.
And they don’t start calculating their monthly commission on the first week of the month.
They understand that the next call matters most.
World-class musicians don’t spend too much time basking in the glory of their last concert.
And they don’t begin dwelling on the details of next year’s tour too soon.
They understand that the next performance matters most.
I don’t know what you do, or how it went last time you tried.
Perhaps it went really well, or you stuffed it up completely.
And I don’t know what your long-term goals and aspirations are, or what the future holds.
But this I do know.
Spending too much time thinking about the past won’t help you make progress.
Spending too much time thinking about the future won’t get you there.
It’s the next one that matters most.