you don't need motivationListen to the Sports Professor Steve Project and me discuss how motivation is great to empower you, but why you are in trouble if you need it! Learn why commitment is much more important – and how the critical role of preparation not only helps motivation, but helps overcome anxiety too.

I don’t mean to imply that motivation is useless. External motivation can provide extra energy. But what happens when that outside influence disappears? Usually, your internal motivation takes a dip too. Motivation based on your values is much better. Identify what’s important to you for a greater motivation to carry you through adversity.

The interview ends with a great focus exercise called, “What’s My Job?” Listen for the four questions you need to answer before the big game to anchor your concentration and improve performance.

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