Something I've learned over the years that I want to pass on: The trick is not to ever have to "get ready" but to always BE READY! You never know when God is going to drop the blessing that you've been praying for in your lap. When He does, imagine not being at your best for something you've prayed for? It's imperative that we consistently do our part!
Stay focused on your goals, keep reminding yourself of WHY you prayed for what you're wanting to happen in your life and keep the bigger picture in my mind continually making the necessary sacrifices that it takes to help bring this dream to surface!