One of the homies (and an incredible writer), Vejea, and I were talking years ago and he said the following sentence that has stuck with me since:
“Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready.”
I’ve always taken that to heart. They say luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you are not at your goal, prepare, prepare, prepare.
If you are a writer, work on your book. If you are a singer, practice singing. If you are an accountant, reconcile accounts. If you are an actor, practice scenes. If you are an athlete, drill the basics. If you are in sales, sell daily.
When the opportunity comes, you are not scrambling to get your ‘ish together. You’re ready to go.