Find Positive Influences
It’s pretty hard to be successful on your own. It would be almost impossible to find a successful athlete who doesn’t have a list of several people who have helped them. Find someone who pushes you, holds you accountable, tells you what you need to hear; not what you want to you hear and someone that motivates you.
Be Willing to Learn
You have to make sure you are constantly progressing and developing. Make sure you are asking lots of questions of coaches, teachers or your mentor(s). But don’t let it stop there, study your sport, watch people who are better than you and even take notes on what you see.
Strengthening Your ‘Want To’
Everyone has a ‘want to’ list. “I want to get faster” or “I want to get stronger”. Make sure the things you want to improve on aren’t just statements; back them up with written goals. Remember to make them SMART. Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-manageable. Don’t just write these goals down, share them with your positive influences so they can motivate you as well.