Increase your awareness to see structures on the chess board. These guide you to find the right plan.
You have to train your mind to recognize a chess pattern on the board during a game. To become a strong player it is necessary to know all sorts of patterns to be able to use them when a given position in your game arises.
A pattern can be a tactical theme or plans that are available in given pawn structures. The more patterns you know, the stronger you become, as this will make it easier for you to handle many positions in your games.
Patterns have names such as: