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Sport Psychology Series Articles:  Affirmations ] Anti-Anxiety Training ] Arousal ] Breaking Bad Habits ] Confidence ] Cycling Psychology Profile Quiz ] Dealing With Bad Results ] Exercise-Related Personality Changes ] Focus & Breathing ] Goal Setting ] [ Motivation ] Pain Management in Training ] Sports Psychology Intro ] Stress Questionnaire ]

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Motivation (Introduction)

Although riders may wish it were different, you don't buy motivation at the store and take a pill of it in the morning. By understanding what makes you tick and why you're doing what you're doing, you may improve your performance.

What We’re Talking About

Motivation is something that causes a person to act. It is the ability to focus on a goal and work toward that goal, regardless of physical ability. It is willpower.

Motivation has two important elements: direction and intensity. Direction is the choice of goal. Intensity is how energized the individual is toward that goal. Intensity, which is related to psychic energy, is influenced by emotion.


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