Take a look at this short clip of Simon Sinek’s Ted talk. Sinek is the author of a phenomenal book called, Start with Why. The book has a business/corporate overtone however athletes can and should guide there actions and decisions in a similar way. At tilt, we call the idea - finding the why. It is the idea of connecting with your true source of motivation. Motivation is a major tenant of Sport Psychology. It is a concept that has been researched for years and the intricacies can be discussed endlessly. Although the concept seems abstract it's power is unmistakeable. When you find your why you are automatically connected to a reserve of energy that can drive every second of your hard work.
Motivation can come from many different places and everybody has one (or more) things that drives them. Sometimes money, sometimes mom or dad, sometimes fear of failure is the source of motivation. Most mental conditioning coaches will tell you that lasting success is typically driven by something deep within, something that you truly identify with. When you find this source of motivation work becomes joy and it is near impossible to rationalize your Self out of doing what you know you should be doing (i.e. training at 5am) to accomplish your goal and be the person you know you can be.
How do you know you are connected to your source:
Enjoy the video..find your Why!
A fantastic and long-time friend recently sent me a TEDx video with the energetic statement, "you've got to see this!" She sent me Roselinde Torres - of the Boston Consulting Group - speaking about leadership. About 1/3rd of the way in Torres asked a question that really struck a chord:
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