Ready To Play: How to prepare yourself and focus on the plan

Updated: Nov 2, 2020

How well an Athlete performs has much to do with how well he/she prepared beforehand. Similarly, when you will bring your focus to achieve something in life, you are more likely to reach your goal. Otherwise, you will end up wasting your time and energy on useless things.

We understand that learning how to perform optimally can be challenging. Telling yourself to stay focused, especially on a task where you lack interest, is often a lot easier said than done. There are many things and unique circumstances that cause distraction. All of these factors can put a damper on your productivity.

So, if you have trouble focusing on the plan or wondering how to prepare for optimum results, this article will give you a few essential tips that you can use to maximize your performance.

Here are some strategies that are useful for young athletes and professionals to prepare them well while staying focused on the goal. If you want to be successful, try one- or all- of these strategies.

Increase mental toughness

Developing mental toughness will reduce overall stress. It will also help an individual to perform at their full potential under pressure. As mental strength will increase, the confidence and peace of mind will go up, and you will handle the everyday situation better. As a result, you will be a lot more focused and be able to bounce back even from mistakes and obstacles.

Come with a clear performance goal in mind.

Identifying the right goals and implementing the action steps required to achieve those goals can make all the difference between success and failure in life. A clear performance goal will lead to a clear mindset, and it will not let you distract or drift away.

Prepare a daily schedule

Preparing a daily schedule is another useful tool for improving work efficiency and staying focus on your goal. Once you know what you want, set a routine for everything. Make sure that the schedule is there, and you are sticking to it.

Take Small Steps Forward

If you are losing your focus because of a large, complex project and accomplishing your biggest goal may seem daunting to you, try to take baby steps, and break it down into smaller tasks. With the help of this, you can also boost your ability to concentrate and focus on a specific task. It will also not let you be overwhelmed and help you to sustain the growth you have accomplished.

Make a to-do-list

It may come as a surprise to many of you, but it’s pretty useful. Studies show that having a written action plan can enhance productivity on a large scale. It also set you free from stress and forgetting Important tasks at a crucial time.

You can make a list of Important tasks and rank them in order of importance. Make sure to pin two or three most important tasks so you can accomplish that on a priority basis.

Eliminate distraction and time wasters

Another vital step is to avoid distractions and stay away from things that may result in the wastage of time. It may include a big list, but you can relate to people, noise, or anything that may interrupt your flow. To avoid any uncertainty and distraction, you must set your mind directly to the goal, without giving room to any distraction.

To concentrate fully on their work, working professionals can start with a few simple things, and they will end up finishing tasks earlier or as planned. These things include:

Moving to a quiet place, where there are not much people and noise

Turning off notifications on your cell phone

Closing the door and telling the people around not to disturb

Avoid multitasking

If you want to stay laser-focused on your goal, multitasking is a big NO. Jumping from one type of task to another is not more effective or efficient, especially when you are struggling with staying focused. Reports suggest that doing more than one thing at once can reduce productivity by as much as 40Percent. Juggling with too many tasks altogether will most likely end up not completing any of them.

Try the Pomodoro Technique

If you are struggling with time management or wrestling with your attention span, The Pomodoro technique can prove useful. It was developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s.

This timing method helps you to train your brain by breaking down tasks with an allotted time of 25 minutes each. When the buzzer sounds, take a short break to relax and set the timer again. After completing 4-rounds of this, you can then take a long-break of about half-hour. It will not only improve productivity but helps you to stay focused and get more done in less time without getting tired.


We are living in an era of mass distraction, and it’s not an easy task to stay focus. In order to prepare yourself better and enhance productivity, it is essential to have a few tricks and techniques up your sleeves, like the ones we discussed above. All of these strategies are effective, and you can use that in your daily life to stay more focused. Must use them consistently until you have these at your fingertip.

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