We generally see that all sportspersons, when they start preparing or participate in their event. They have a prize in their minds, which may be winning medals, or cash incentives or some other fascinating prizes. These prizes act as incentives.
Now, what would happen, when an athlete is on the track and is thinking about these incentives? These thoughts may hamper his performance. To achieve his goals one has to be totally focused to the moment. If the mind wavers, return to the moment again. meditate to train your mind to be in the present moment.