Motivation and factors affecting motivation
Motivation and factors affecting motivation

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Motivation and factors affecting motivation

Motivation and factors affecting motivation

Introduction

Motivation is a key concept in sport and fitness as it is motivation which gives us the push to either doing what has to be done or pushing ourselves harder and harder to achieve greater things. That said, it’s an easy thing to mention but a harder thing to understand. For example, why on some days are we full of energy and bursting to get things done while on other days we will do everything we can to avoid doing what we have to do?

Motivation is important in many sport and fitness relationships. A football manager has to find ways to keep their players motivated; a personal trainer has to keep their customers motivated so they can achieve their goals despite only seeing them for two to three hours a week. An even greater challenge is workplace managers keeping their staff motivated and working towards the goals of the organisation without annoying them.

This course introduces some of the views and theories of motivation through written and audio-visual resources. There are a number of activities designed to allow you to engage with the resources.

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