Focusing on the task at hand rather than the eventual outcome you hope to achieve can help you divest yourself of future-based anxiety and concentrate wholeheartedly on doing your best. Many thoughts can intrude upon our serenity and rob us of our ability to ground ourselves in the moment. While expectations can provide us with the motivation we need to pursue our goals, they can also become a source of unease when we fear they will not be met. Consciously distancing yourself from your expectations allows you to devote the whole of your attention to approaching your tasks intentionally. Your dedication and diligence will inevitably result in success. Your dreams of the future will be uniformly positive, when you fix your focus in the present.