Motivation

The proposed motivation can work as a signpost showing the key directions for your development. It is a result of studying a few hundred books on motivation (mostly U.S. publications). The quotes are excerpts from the referenced sources. “Motivation” is targeted to young sportspeople while “Motivation Plus (+)” is for anyone. The quotations from the great thinkers are intended to provide a most condensed and complete form of motivation. The contents should be viewed as “motivational puzzles” that, when put together, create a whole.

The key catch-phrases include the following:
Do not be afraid. Show courage. Your mind is the only source of your limitations. Your thoughts can be your friend or enemy. You won’t succeed until you accept and love yourself. Believe it: you are the best. You can re-create your life by re-shaping your thoughts. Plan for and make the first step, then follow your growth. Dare to dream. Listen to your heart: let it tell you who you are and who you want to be. Never lose faith in yourself. Act. Practise. Follow the winners’ upright and relaxed postures on and off the field. Practise by visualizing and do not be restricted to football. Follow the best. Compete against yourself only. Remember to take breaks, have fun, find peace and, most importantly, keep on dreaming.

How does it happen that best strikers in the world suddenly stop scoring goals? Why do best tennis players lower their heads after a single missed shot?

Following the rules proposed by the “Motivation” or “Motivation +” will help you take hold of your emotions both on and off the field and in your future life.

“Healthy body, healthy mind” – this truth is always valid!

  • 16. The posture of a winner

    Martha Graham

     
    Movement never lies.
     
     
    Paul McKenna
     
    Think of all the leading sportsmen, businessmen and other successful people. All of them walk with their postures straight but at the same time relaxed. They move baldly and with high confidence. Imagine there’s a silver thread coming down your spine from the very top of your head. It gently holds your head upright, keeping your body straight.
  • 17. Body language & self-confidence

    Morihei Ueshiba, twórca Aikido

     
    The key to good technique is to keep your hands, feet, and hips straight and centered. If you are centered, you can move freely. The physical center is your belly; if your mind is set there as well, you are assured of victory in any endeavor.
  • 18. Self-confidence

    Muhammad Ali

    I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
     
     
     
    (Paul Harrington, 2009)
    Think of yourself:
    I am a unique and priceless person
    I am beautiful inside and out
    I am very creative
    I am capable of achieving whatever I want
    I am healthy, strong and perfect just the way I am
    I am self-confident and I always know what to say and do
     

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