I tell my athletes to do one thing: consistently show up to workouts and try their best. Training for any athletic event is never all rainbows, ponies, ice cream, cake and balloons. It requires effort. It's why most people choose to sit on their couches for hours and WATCH someone else play a game / do an event than EXPERIENCE their own life and do it themselves. The later is much more challenging, but amazingly rewarding regardless of any result in any competition.