Motivation Articles

Dig deep on your last set in the gym with STACK's motivation content. We've got quotes from the best pro athletes and articles on how to develop your own motivation, which can help you deliver when it counts the most. If you're looking for tips, techniques, or videos of your favorite athletes sharing their strategies for making sure they get in the gym, you've come to the right place.

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5 Steps to Building Bigger Self-Belief

Mastering the mental side of sports begins with quieting that noisy inner critic we've all met. Everyone's dealt with inner critic syndrome on some...

How Can Coaches Elicit Greater Effort From Their Players?

In sports, there's no substitute for great effort. It doesn't matter how talented you are—if you don't play hard, you won't win very often. Al...

Kobe Bryant Reveals How He Handled Starting Just 7 Games in His First Two NBA Seasons

18 All-Star selections. 11 All-NBA First Team appearances. 5 NBA Championships. With all the incredible accolades Kobe Bryant accumulated ove...

Geno Auriemma's '$100 Bill' Tactic Helps Young Players Discover What True Hustle Feels Like

Geno Auriemma is arguably the most successful college basketball coach in history. Since becoming head coach of the University of Connecticut Huski...

Youth Sports Coaches Need to Take the Negativity out of 'Accountability'

Every coach I've ever met talks about accountability at one point or another. However, many of them use it largely in negative terms: "You did some...

What Athletes DON'T Do Matters, too

Athletes tend to have a very active mindset. What do we need to do to win? We've gotta train. We've gotta watch film. We've gotta practi...

Discipline is Freedom: 3 Ways Athletes Can Become More Consistent

Jocko Willink, retired United States Navy SEAL and Silver Star recipient, says "Discipline equals freedom." The disciplined athlete finds freedom b...

LeBron's Epic Motivational Speech to His Son's AAU Team: 'If You Don't Want to Play a Role, Play Tennis or Golf'

LeBron James isn't your average sports parent. While we would dissuade most parents from jumping into their son's pre-game huddle and delivering a ...

3 Keys to Success Young Athletes Often Overlook

Young athletes are busy. Between the commitments that come with school, sports, family and friends, the days can fly by in a blur. These hectic sch...

Time Machine Advice: What 8 Pro Athletes Would Tell Their 16-Year-Old Self

Over the past year, I've interviewed dozens of current and former pro and olympic athletes. One of my favorite questions to ask these accomplished ...

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