Know exactly what you’re trying to achieve. The truth is that nothing is going to be handed to you without a lot of hard work. While having your eyes locked on an ambitious goal in the nearest future, stay firmly rooted in what you need to be doing right now in the present.
Set smaller “process goals” that will lead you to that ambitious goal in the future. Doing this helps you build fundamental knowledge and skills that you’ll need in the future, as well as building your self-confidence and mental capacity.
Set realistic performance goals. Break down your overall goals into micro goals. Invest your time and energy into achieving each of those micro-goals. You must be willing to go above and beyond to achieve each step of your plan.