Are you an athlete? And curious as to what exactly it is that will allow you to progress in your sport?
It brings us to the quote- "It's what you do in the dark that puts you in the light"
This quote couldn't be more prominent in any area other than elite level sport and performance.
BE EFFICIENT- The best thing to do is find an area, a workplace, a day of the week or time of the day where you work most efficient. If you're a boxer and you need to work on your aerobic ability you need around 45 minutes to an hour and a half in order to do this. It would be an inefficient use of your time to do 5x 50m runs at full sprint pace.
YOUR MINDSET- The second, but arguably the most important is the mindset. Have the mindset to win that fight, to beat that opponent, to get another personal best.
You wouldn't go into a new PB attempt squat with the mindset of I havent got this would you?
The key player behind your mindset is confidence. You have to be confident in your own ability, confident that you can get where you want to be. Try to influence your confidence. Tell yourself why you're good (its not being cocky, its going to work!), only compare yourself to you, no one else! Beating personal bests will seriously increase your confidence.
Another small thing you can do is wear that active wear that compliments you. If you're a gym-goer and want to boost your confidence then wear that tee that hugs your arms; you will be surprised how well it works. Absolute Fitness Apparel is a great place to start if you're looking for high quality active wear that compliments your physique but more importantly- is practical!
Confidence is the key to becoming a better athlete, and shopping for some absolute fitness wear, is the best place to start.
Connor McGregor is living proof of the Law of Attraction- the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life.
Mindset will affect work ethic, work ethic will ultimately determine progression and progression will determine your level of elitism.