My friend, former intern and current strength coach in the Cleveland Indians organization, Ryan Faer sent a tweet I thought that nailed it with regards to an athletes priorities.
What are three things that can help ALL athletes of any level?
The “big three” help support elite athletes in the pursuit of marginal gains & optimal readiness; they are also effective means to attain major gains in developing athletes.
Too often we get too caught up in all the pretty stuff. As an athlete, don't move on to anything else until you have these basics down.