Focusing on the process instead of the end result is important for not only athletes, but anyone who is attempting to reach a goal.
I like to use the acronym “DOT” to help people focus, where DOT stands for doing, outcome and thinking. Doing corresponds to the skills you will utilize such as visualization developing a routine. Thinking corresponds to your thought process when you both fail and succeed. Focusing on Doing (D) and Thinking (T) will allow you to reach your Outcome (O). The following diagram illustrates the process of “staying on the dot.”
Download the DOT sheet here.