One of the worst traits I see in some musicians is their laid-back approach to success. They do not know how much today counts when making their dreams come too.
Let's face it; everybody has, at some point, put something off until tomorrow. We are all guilty of it (unless you are a robot). But, the consequences of even putting off the smallest things until tomorrow can have a significant impact on long term prosperity. I once read a book by John C. Maxwell, and in it, he states how "The secret to success is determined by your daily agenda", it is genuinely the truth.
Furthermore, each day you must be chipping away bit by bit. It also means that you should do everything you can today instead of leaving it for tomorrow. Why? Because there will be new stuff to do tomorrow and by delaying it, you are putting yourself back.
Also, having a daily schedule means making every hour count. Are you concentrating on the most critical areas which will lead you to success every single day? If you are not, then start removing tasks which will have no impact and start chipping away at the nitty-gritty.
Have you ever seen a musician who becomes an overnight sensation? No, you have not. There is no such thing as an overnight sensation. Some musicians appear to come out of nowhere. But, they have most likely been chipping away at it for a long time before getting onto your radar. It is rare for anyone to achieve success without having to compound small wins each day first. Therefore, start improving and growing daily. Set yourself daily goals and meet them, and before you know it, success will be knocking on your front door.
So, remember, today counts. Focus on today more than anything else, yes keep the future vision in your mind but concentrate on what you can do today as opposed to what you can do tomorrow, next week or next year.