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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Eye of the Tiger: What Athletes Need to Know About Intrinsic Motivation

What is motivation? Motivation is what changes your behavior and drives your actions. A lack of motivation can leave you feeling drifting in life, ...

Your Good Is Good Enough: 4 Tips For Sustaining Strong Performance

As a professor in sport psychology/leadership and a longtime consultant for programs such as USC and Texas, I have seen firsthand the different mindse...

'Joysticking' Is Killing Youth Sports

Micromanagement is often cited as the worst trait a manager can have when working with their employees. This is no different with coaching youth sport...

Former Teammates, Coaches Remember Roy Halladay's Legendary Work Ethic

Roy Halladay is heading to Cooperstown. The eight-time MLB All-Star and two-time Cy Young Award winner was recently voted into the Baseball Hall of...

The Secret 6 a.m. Workouts That Propelled Tom Brady to His First Super Bowl Victory

Tom Brady's performance at the 2000 NFL Combine was horrendous. He ran a snail-like 5.28 in the 40-Yard Dash and recorded an abysmal 24.5-inch Vert...

How I Squandered a Season by Failing to Create a Team Culture (and What I Do Differently Now)

Matt Richards is head men's basketball coach, as well as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Athletics, at Southern Maine Community College. He...

Coaches Can Maximize the Impact of Their Feedback by Saying Less

Swedish psychologist Anders Ericsson said that deliberate practice (meaning practice that maximizes learning) requires certain elements. One of those ...

4 Ways Sports Parents Fail Their Youth Athletes

"The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. C...

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...

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