Mental Preparation – visualize yourself running your best time, scoring a career high, catching the game winning touchdown, etc. The more you visualize yourself accomplishing your goal, the more likely you will accomplish it. Do this over and over again until you’ve gone through every possible scenario and you will be prepared for anything.
Share it – share your goal with everyone you know. This will hold yourself accountable. Your friends and family will start asking you how your goal is going and if you haven’t been making strides toward it then you start wanting to prove to them that you can do it.
Post it – post it everywhere, such as your mirror in the bathroom, your computer monitor or your refrigerator. If you start to think about cheating or taking a day off then your goal is right there staring at you. Keep it mind that it’s good to take a day of rest every now and again but if it starts to become day 2, day 3 and so on then changes will need to be made.
Set a SMART goal – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.