When thinking about the characteristics of successful athletes, self-motivation comes to mind, since athletes are always working hard to overcome any obstacle that comes their way with resilience and perseverance, in order to achieve physical and mental excellence. However, their pursuit of greatness, requires them having high levels of confidence and low levels of self-doubt, to enhance their motivation and passion for their sport. Motivation and empowerment undoubtedly represent crucial components of the sport success equation. These can be affected not only by internal but also by external stimuli and influences, as we will explore.
This month at the Money Smart Athlete Blog, we will explore useful strategies for motivating yourself, as well as the importance of rest and recovery in maintaining motivation. Additionally, we will look into techniques for boosting confidence and overcoming sport performance anxiety. Finally, we will highlight the significance of building a supportive network, as well as provide strategies for rekindling passion in sports.
Athena P. Constantinou
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