Whether you are an elite athlete or participate in activity for health reasons and for fun then there is one common problem for all – how do you stay motivated? Of course some people are more self-disciplined or motivated than others however there is no getting away from it; pounding the pedals, the pool, or the track can get you down. On top of this, when its a dreary day or you are feeling the pressures of life; isnt it so much easier to stay at home and have a cup of tea?
How can you keep motivated particularly when the going gets tough? Well Im afraid the answer is that you have to work at it. I challenge anyone who can wave a magic wand to provide motivation. This is because motivation is an internal energy that keeps us moving and energy is difficult to obtain and retain.
Therefore it has to be accepted that motivation is an integral part of the training programme and since it doesnt always flow easily then it needs to be worked upon. How often do we see both individuals and teams fail not because they havent got the physical capability but because they are lacking in drive, attitude and confidence.