If you go into the gym without giving your workout no forethought, it will invariably end up a namby-pamby affair resulting in little or no progress. You've literally got to approach each workout like a savage warrior, full of rage and fury! Before each workout sit down quietly somewhere by yourself and focus on your goal and the value you hope to gain by achieving it. If you are truly convince that being a top athlete is what you really want, then focusing on your goal will liberate a tremendous energy to meet the task ahead. Man cannot live constantly on the heartbeat of the moment as animals do. Mans long term survival hinges on his willingness to use his long range vision. This, however, requires an act of choice. To think. conceptualize. or to look long range requires a choice on your part. You must ask yourself "Do I really want to be a champ? What is required to do so? Making a passionate decision to succeed and creatively visualizing your workouts before hand will help enormously.