It’s easy to fall into a pattern that returns good results and, because you’re not going backwards, you’re quite happy with the status quo.

However, there’s a problem with this: good gets in the way of great.

There’s no doubt that turning up is important. When it comes to your development, there’s no substitute for time spent getting better. It’s called work ethic and it’s one of the defining features of all the great athletes.

However, crucially it’s how you do things after you turn up that matters more. How effective you are at what you do makes all the difference.

Here are 3 simple things that will increase your effectiveness:

  • Always work from a plan (but be prepared to monitor and adjust it regularly).
  • Learn to prioritise. Or in other words, decide what’s most important to your development right now and do that.
  • Always have a learning focus. This can be as simple as working on before each session. Training without one is time wasted.

What are you going to do today to increase you effectiveness?

Be the best you can be,