How do you stay motivated in the sport you play?

Here are some strategies that can help you become more intrinsically motivated in the sport you play:

  1. Set meaningful goals: Identify specific and challenging goals that are important to you and that align with your values and interests. Focus on the process of achieving these goals rather than the outcome.

  2. Find enjoyment in the activity: Focus on the fun and enjoyable aspects of the sport, such as the physical sensations, the sense of accomplishment, and the social connections you make.

  3. Focus on personal growth and development: View sports as an opportunity to learn and develop new skills, rather than just a competition. This can help you stay motivated even in the face of setbacks and challenges.

  4. Cultivate a growth mindset: Embrace challenges and setbacks as opportunities to learn and improve, rather than as failures. Celebrate your progress and focus on the effort you put in rather than the outcome.

  5. Surround yourself with supportive people: Seek out coaches, teammates, and friends who are supportive and positive, and who share your passion for the sport.

  6. Take ownership of your performance: Focus on what you can control, such as your effort and attitude, rather than external factors such as winning or losing. This can help you feel more in control and invested in your performance.

Coach Steph

Coach Steph, Founder of Ottawa Women's Football
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