The 25-year-old Scot heads back to the All England Club later this month to play in the singles and the doubles, with his brother Jamie, at London 2012. The world No.4, beaten in four sets by Roger Federer on Sunday, said he was sure a gold medal would compensate for coming up short in his fourth grand-slam final.
Murray, who was drained both emotionally and physically by his Wimbledon campaign, said: "I need to make sure that over the next few weeks I do all the right things so I have at least an opportunity, because it would be easy to do the wrong things. I have done that in the past.
He said he had struggled after losing to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final of 2011. "I didn't do the right things," he said. "I need to focus on the next couple of weeks and the preparation for the Olympics and get myself in good shape. But yes, winning an Olympic gold is a big, big goal of mine."
Murray disclosed that his coach, Ivan Lendl, had told him to be "proud of his efforts" in the loss to Federer, who won his seventh Wimbledon title and 17 major championship.
The Scot now plans to have a holiday. "I might go to Miami. I might go somewhere in Europe. I could just enjoy being at home but the weather in this country is terrible – it has been so bad – so I could probably do with some sun and a bit of time away from the court," he said, adding:
"The Olympics will be a bit different because it is best of three sets. You can't afford slow starts. It is going to be a tough tournament mentally so I need to make sure I am in good shape for it."