Sunday, November 3, 2013

Do You Want It?

If a pretty poster and a cute saying are all it takes to motivate you, you probably have a very easy job. The kind robots will be doing soon. Demotivational Poster.

Lately I've seen a lot of blog posts/ videos about maintaining motivation to go running/climbing/skiing/hiking/insert your chosen sport and I started wondering why, if people are actually passionate about their sports, do they need so much external motivation to get out there and get going?

It seems to me that if you actually love your chosen sport, you don't need motivational pictures, videos, pep talks or any other external motivation. In fact, you'll probably do anything to avoid extrinsic rewards. If, on the other hand, your motivation for a sport is derived from following what your friends, significant other or favourite sports person is doing, you'll need all the kitchsy posters, pictures, videos, pep talks you can get to keep going.

To quote Will Gadd, one of the worlds leading alpinists, “I don’t think people need more motivation, they need passion and desire, they need to want it.” Do you want it?

Climbing Colossal Peak In The Adamants

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