Have you ever wondered WHY your athlete may struggle with motivation from time-to-time? People are asking me this question a lot and my first response is always: "Does she have any goals?"
Oftentimes, the answer I get is "I don't really know."
How would you answer this question?
First off...I need to tell you there should be ABSOLUTELY no shame in not knowing the answer to this yet...most people don't!
And today, I'm going to share with you WHY it's important to know, and how you can start being a huge motivator in your athlete's life when you do!
Studies show, if someone has a goal and are constantly being reminded of where they're headed, they'll be more inspired to put the work into that goal, even on the days where it's hard and they don't want to. HECK when I wasn't inspired to practice on my own in high school, I remember my dad saying: "I thought you wanted to play D1 softball. If you did, you'd practice today."
Call it tough love...
Not many people know who mine is, but here it goes.
Whether you’d like to admit it or not, everyone has someone that they look up to. I think the term “role model” is seriously underrated. People say it’s cliché to have one, but I think they are too proud to admit it!
Everyone needs at least one human to learn HOW good people in this world should look and act in certain circumstances, especially the tough ones.
She will probably never know this, but Caitlin Lowe (4x All-American outfielder at Arizona Softball and USA Softball Olympic Medalist) was mine. Some of my favorite memories were hanging with my dad at night and watching her play on TV (and not tell mom that I stayed up super late!). I can’t remember what age I fell in love watching her play, but all I know is I grew up idolizing her.
She would rope hard slaps to the fences, lay down the most beautiful bunts and steal every...
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