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Questioning Your Motivation?

Posted on: November 13th, 2018 by

Questioning Your Motivation?

What Motivates You?

This question will continually crop up throughout your life and will begin to define you and your successes. Motivation is at the root of it all. More specifically, intrinsic motivators (personal or internal things that motivate you) have been shown to hold lasting results, whereas external motivators (things outside of you or your control) can sometimes help you get the job quickly!

Self-Discipline Matters

This summer as we look at ways keep in “shape during the off-season,” the concepts of self-discipline and motivation become key players. Self-discipline is the sweat work that gets the job done whether it’s enjoyable or a challenge, and motivation is what starts and keeps the ball rolling – it’s the make or break of self-discipline.

Let’s Reflect…

So, take some time and reflect or journal on these questions to discover a little about what motivates you! (Then, be sure to discuss your results with your coach and come up with a plan to utilize your answers to rev up your motivation).

  1. Are you a competitive person?
  2. Do you pay attention to details?
  3. Do you make plans at least a week in advance?
  4. Do you like to leave your schedule open and flexible so you can join in an activity on short notice?
  5. Do you dream about the future?
  6. Do you set goals for yourself regularly?
  7. Do you look at the pieces or the big picture?
  8. Do you like to do puzzles?
  9. Do you care about your friends grades?
  10. Do you look at your friend and think about all the things she/he has that you don’t?
  11. Do you want to be the best in your family? Group of friends? School?
  12. Do you want to be the best you can be?
  13. Do you like to play team sports or individual sports?
  14. Do you like to do crosswords or role playing games?
  15. Do you like to enter contests?
  16. Do you ask your friends how they did on their tests and compare it to yours?
  17. Do you have hobbies? What are they?
  18. What’s the first three things you do when you wake up?
  19. Are you a morning person? Or night-owl?
  20. Do you tend to be first in line?
  21. Are you always trying to improve yourself?
  22. Are you on time? Early? Or Late?
  23. Do you get energized or stressed by being around other people (regardless of whether your engaging with them)?
  24. Do you dread or feel drained from having to go hang out with others?
  25. Do you focus best in complete quiet or with low, non distracting noise like classical or Indy music or coffeehouse chatter?
Here are some fun motivation quizzes you can take as well:




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