Motivation is an intangible. Motivation translates to work ethic, and good habits. It all starts with being motivated to start. The definition above states that it’s the driving force by which we achieve our goals. That means we have to have goals.
Often times those players who are unmotivated, or seam lazy simply don’t have goals. They have no ambition to succeed at the chosen craft. Often times their motivated for a variety of other activates.
I watched a hockey player struggle to earn ice time throughout the first 3 years of his high school career, and finally when his senior year rolled around and he was easily going to be a top two line player he quit hockey.
Seems like a sad story? It’s not… he got into horses! Raising them, training them, breading them. He found something that got his blood boiling, he set goals, set a plan and carried through on that. It simply didn’t involve hockey. That’s a good thing, if hockey is your passion, and you want to be better than it’s time to create motivation.
All the successful people in the world had one thing in common, great work ethic. Developing motivation and work ethic are not overnight fixes. They are habits that take time to develop, but it all starts with motivating yourself properly.
To properly motivate yourself there are several steps you need to take:
Take the time to create a goal, and a map to get there.
Don't waste time getting to your goal.
Learn about the 3 main was people are motivated!
Coach McIntosh is the Head Hockey Instructor at Complete Hockey Player. He has coach a variety of levels and ages all over the world. By taking the 4 pillars of a hockey player he has created lessons to develop a players skills, athleticism, intangibles and their game knowledge.