Yesterday, while watching the BCS National Championship game I saw a commercial starring Tim Tebow. In it, he states that he was constantly told throughout his football career that he was not good enough to play quarterback at the next level. While the company is using this story line to sell an energy drink, I have little doubt that Tebow uses the negative comments about his capabilities of playing QB in the NFL as motivational fire. Athletes constantly use everything around them to fuel their fires, to drive them to work harder, be better, and overcome obstacles in their path to their goals. Why can't you do the same? Similarly, in 2009, Michael Jordan was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. His induction speech was one for the ages, as it revealed an ultra-competitive athlete that even in his late 40s, still believed that he could get back on the court and produce. While most of us don't earn millions of dollars to compete in an athletic endeavor, we can learn from these athletes by using everything we can as motivational fuel to continue our drive towards elite fitness.
What drives you towards your fitness goals? How do you motivate yourself to stay consistent and reach your fitness goals?
Michael Jordan's Hall of Fame Speech (here)
Posted by Zaren.