What Motivates You?
You respond and tackle challenges based on what motivates you. Intrinsic motivators are personal or internal things that motivate you; these hold lasting results. External motivators are things outside of you, which can sometimes help you get the job quickly, but are short term motivators!
This fall, as we look forward to a great school year, self-discipline and motivation are key players in learning and academically performing successfully. Make these words part of your vocabulary and you will see amazing changes happen in your life.
Self-discipline is the sweat work that gets the job done regardless of whether it’s enjoyable or challenging.
Motivation is what starts and keeps the ball rolling—it’s the make or break of self-discipline.
So, take some time and reflect or journal on these questions to discover what motivates you. (Be sure to discuss your results with your coach so you can come up with a plan to improve your motivation.)
Questions to Ask Yourself
- Do you make plans a week in advance? or the hour before?
- Do you dream about the future?
- Do you regularly set goals for yourself?
- Do you look at the pieces or the big picture?
- Do you like to play team sports or individual sports?
- What are the first three things you do when you wake up?
- Are you on time? Are you ever early? Or are you always late?
- Do you get energized or stressed by being around other people (regardless of whether you interact with them)?