In order to accept, facilitate and preserve future success, I think that it's important to be able to clearly visualize what we want.
More important still: Once we have that vision, we have to support it with thoughts and actions.
I didn't just wake up one morning with the ability to play musical instruments. First I had to know about music, and only when I realized how much I loved it did I start paying attention to the musicians I saw on TV. Then, and only then, I was able to say "I want to do that."
And that's when the long slog towards musicianship started. First came an attempt to play a steel-string acoustic guitar, at age 7 (hands too small, and those steel strings hurt). A year later, piano lessons. Returned to guitar at age 13 and finally started to get it. 2-week summer course in flute. Songwriting. A Wall of Many Keyboards. Choirs. Violin lessons. Taiko drums. Finally, about 11 years ago at age 46, I picked up a second-hand clarinet in a music store and found a teacher and just kept going. I took exams. I joined bands. I started to get it.
I didn't just wake up this morning with the ability to play the clarinet. I woke up on literally thousands of mornings with the intention and vision of becoming a competent player, one song, one note, one lesson, one rehearsal, one gig at a time.
Whatever we seek to become, we earn it in instalments -- Tiny, often imperceptible increments of action and vision.