Having goals is a great start. Both long-term and short-term goals play an essential part in improvement and creating lasting habits. The trick is to be focused and inspired internally as much as externally. Working in the weight room, you can be easily judged by the way you look externally and the size of your muscles. But you should hold just as much value, or more, by the way, you feel inside and how that transfers into the way you play. I care less about how my body looks, and more about how it functions because this allows me to be able to compete at the highest level. When you are focused on the external it is easy to become frustrated by visual results. Focus on the feeling. Focus on feeling empowered and confident. Take ownership of your success, and realize that each day you have the ability to take a step forward.