The best possible way to prepare for long-term success is to focus on the present. Worrying about the future can cause you to lose out on success.
Focus on the present.
Focus your resources on doing today’s work well—it is the only way for you to prepare for the future. Imagine your life as a “day-tight compartment,” i.e., take things on a day-to-day basis.
Do not overlook planning and preparing for the future.
You absolutely should plan for the future, but do not allow yourself to get anxious about it.
Do not worry about the what-ifs.
Instead, take a step back, relax, and plan your future in a logical, constructive manner.