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Motivation - the importance of external rewards

Posted by David Harrison on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : Motivation 
As we know there are 2 types of motivation; internal and external. Motivation drives us to pursue a goal and this goal must mean something and allow us to commit.  It must have internal significance to give the determination and dedication to commit to the hard work it takes to achieve the goal. This is motivation. Research has suggested that internal motivation is powerful and that external or extrinsic motivation is powerful only for the short term but does have an important role to play ov...

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Motivation in Football - Links to Belief

Posted by David Harrison on Sunday, March 24, 2013, In : Motivation 
Motivation is essential and is why people do what they they do. This is influenced by their beliefs and how they are feeling so there is an element of subjectivity there. Motivation can go up and it can go down. For example the footballer may not be motivated to go and play on a cold Sunday morning.  This motivation can be internal (intrinsic) or external (extrinsic) and will drive the footballer on.  A good way to identify the motives of a footballer is to identify what footballers assign to...
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The Journey: The Elements for Success, Winning and Increased Performance in Sport, Business and Life

David Harrison Using sport psychology principles and performance psychology strategies from elite sport and business this blog highlights the elements needed for success, winning and increased performance. Whether lacking motivation, struggling to manage pressure or loss of confidence; the posts in this blog can help.

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