In Physics, work is measured by effort followed by movement. If there is no movement, no work was done.
That is why we need milestones, measures to tell us if there is any work done. If we do not achieve any milestones, it tells us that our efforts are misplaced.
Proper guidelines for selection, guidelines for organisers are milestones. Competitor analysis are measures. And competitor analysis should not only be applied to players local and overseas. It should also be applied to training methods, mindset and morale.
We should also have a base measurement of where we are now. Just how strong or weak we really are. And the gap we need to fill.
Then our work will have meaning, our activity will bring results. All the above gives us direction and indicates where our efforts is best placed.