So instead of imagining your mission as a painting, think of it as a piece of music. By all means keep an eye on the long term. (Indeed, you must, if you’re to know where you are going. Nietzsche continued: ‘… if the melody has not reach its end it would not have reach its goal either.’) But having identified your long-term target, focus on the present. Ask yourself: what can I do in the next 24 hours? Because if you don’t do anything in 24 hours, what makes you think you ever will?
How to change the world - John-Paul Flintoff