"Motivation is the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal and elicits, controls, and sustains certain goal directed behaviours."
I woke up this morning feeling a little sore and physically drained from the training the night before. I woke up late , had a massive headache and felt like I was coming down with a cold and to top it all off my iPod died!
I got to work and found it really hard to engage in it. My headache turned into a migraine and my day was just getting worse and worse. I sat there at my desk feeling sorry for myself.
I started asking myself what can I do to make this day better.
I started to think of a memory that will stick with me forever.
So now enter the reminisce stage of the blog....
A few years back when sale mens were on a slightly relaxed stage of its epic 124 years. I was standing slightly (typsy) in my auntie T's kitchen..T was opening a bottle of champagne ! Yep typical Saturday night. I stood there and said to her straight. " One day T we will win something. i will be part of it and we will keep going on. I will be drinking that out of the grans trophy. I will be raising it high and taking the first and biggest sip! "
She turned and smiled.
"And that's why your'e a wynne!! Go get it!"
Since that day I have never looked back. I took captaincy of the 2nds, had an amazing time learning the ins and outs of running a team. I then became vice captain of the 1s assisting our current captain in taking those first and integral steps to changing the section. I then progressed into becoming a level one coach and now coach the youth of our club. What stands out for me the most is seeing those juniors now playing in our men's section. Finally I was part of sale's dominating team that won the divisional league title last year.
I look back over my life as a hockey player and all I've really done is win. Even when things were bad, I learnt and improved. I always wanted to be better then the year before!
Back in the room! there i am sat in my chair with a smile on my face, the belief now running through my veins, my lungs now filled with excitement.
So i guess what I'm trying to say is, no matter how bad it really is, it's never really that bad. The ability to motivate yourself is hidden in everyone. It's in our design to be great. It's our role to be the best. Think it, believe it. Be it!
Now to the gym! :)
No pain no gain.