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Motivation : The Fuel for Success. John P. Sullivan, Psy.D. Sport Psychologist Clinical & Sport Consulting Services. Clinical & Sports Consulting Services. Ideal Performance State. Intense focus Present orientation – in the moment Confidence in your abilities Calmness/relaxation

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Motivation the fuel for success

Motivation:The Fuel for Success

John P. Sullivan, Psy.D.

Sport Psychologist

Clinical & Sport Consulting Services

Clinical & Sports Consulting Services


Ideal performance state
Ideal Performance State

  • Intense focus

  • Present orientation – in the moment

  • Confidence in your abilities

  • Calmness/relaxation

  • Energetic

  • Enjoyment/fun/joy

  • Alert/self-aware

  • Compiled from Ravissa, Miner, Loehr



Motivation
Motivation

  • Why are some motivated while others are not?

  • Motivation requires energy focused in two dimensions

    -Direction is choosing particular goals over others

    - Intensity is the fuel necessary to achieve the goal


Motivation basics
Motivation Basics

  • Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

  • Direct and Indirect Motivation

  • Sense of Control

  • Personal Needs

  • Can’t be seen but is FELT!!



Smart goal setting
SMART Goal Setting

  • Specific – Make goals specific

  • Measurable – Can you measure your progress?

  • Adjustable – Can you modify your goal based on progress?

  • Realistic – Make sure the goal is a ‘stretch’

  • Time oriented – Determine dates by which you’d like to achieve goals


Goal setting ladder
Goal Setting Ladder

  • Set short-term, medium range, and long-term goals

  • Conduct a ‘roadblock analysis’ of potential barriers to goal achievement

  • Mark your progress


Additional goal setting tips
Additional Goal Setting Tips

  • Goals should be positive

  • Goals should be precise – Set dates by which you want to achieve specific goals

  • Goals should be manageable – Don’t get overwhelmed by setting too many goals at once

  • Write down your goals – It makes them more real


Final words on goal setting
Final Words on Goal Setting

Take the time to enjoy the success of goals achieved.



Be relentlessly positive
BE RELENTLESSLY POSITIVE motivation

  • Provide Positive Feedback

  • Maintain Responsibility for Success

  • Acknowledge Growth Points

  • Find Fun in What You Do!

  • Visualize Success

  • Emphasize Performance Over Outcomes


Motivating communication
Motivating Communication motivation

  • Be positive

  • Sandwich any criticism between positive feedback/ positive instruction


Keys to communicating effectively
Keys to Communicating Effectively motivation

  • Listen effectively

    • Don’t interrupt

    • Maintain good eye-contact

    • Paraphrase the message to encourage your athlete


Keys to communicating effectively1
Keys to Communicating Effectively motivation

  • Express yourself correctly

    - Tone and body language communicate more than the words we use

    - Remember to be positive

    - Keep in mind: ‘Would you rather be right or effective?’


Patterns of motivation
Patterns of Motivation motivation

  • The Learned Helpless Athlete

  • The Fear of Failure Athlete

  • The Fear of Success Athlete

  • The Perfectionist Athlete

  • The Under-Achieving Athlete


Learned helpless athlete
Learned Helpless Athlete motivation

  • Redefine success

    • Focus on performance

  • Chart improvement

  • Focus on short-term goals

  • Be positive

  • Arrange opportunities to succeed


Fear of failure athlete
Fear of Failure Athlete motivation

  • Provide consistent approval for both winning and losing

  • Encourage learning from losses

  • Help emphasize the process over outcome


Fear of success athletes
Fear of Success Athletes motivation

  • Provide a focus on goals

  • Provide preparation for being #1

  • Help them to visualize success

  • Encourage and support both winning and losing


The perfectionist athlete
The Perfectionist Athlete motivation

  • Emphasize a strong association between strong workouts and recovery

  • Reinforce enjoyment

  • Create an environment of process over outcome

  • Encourage balance in their lives


The under achieving athlete
The Under-Achieving Athlete motivation

  • Establish a verbal commitment/contract

  • Educate about the effort- success ratio

    • (Success = Ability + Preparation + Effort +Will)

  • Stress self-improvement


John P. Sullivan, Psy.D. motivation

Chief Consultant

Phone: (401) 258-6754

Fax: (401) 874-5010

jpsnc@earthlink.net

Consultation for Mental Health Concerns,

Sports Performance Enhancement & Performance Psychology

Clinical & Sports Consulting Services


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