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Do you have motivation?

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People who compete in sports have to be really motivated to achieve their goals and develop as athletes.

Motivation is also really important for people learning English.

This article gives some great tips on goal-setting and pushing yourself to get where you want to.

Read through the article and then fill the gaps with the correct vocabulary.

I have given you the definitions of the words to help you.

Lesson by Caroline

Missing Words

Achievement - to accomplish a goal.
Coaches - people who train athletes.
Distraction - when your attention is drawn away.
Mature - (verb) to grow older.
Winner - someone or something that succeeds.
Rewards - prizes.
Techniques - method for doing something.

Motivation Reading

Top _1_ know that motivation is important in helping you be the best in sport.

Sports psychologists use a variety of _2_ to help sports stars perform at their best.

Experts believe there are at least two main kinds of motivation:

Ego orientation: Playing sport because you want to be the _3_.

Task orientation: Playing sport because you enjoy being the best by improving your own personal best performances.

You can have both kinds of motivation.

The importance of setting goals:

By setting goals you can:

  • Achieve more
  • Improve performance
  • Improve the quality of your training
  • Increase your motivation to achieve
  • Increase your pride and satisfaction in your performance

Goal setting is a very powerful technique that can bring you strong _4_ and get your motivation levels up.

At a simple level the process of setting goals and targets allows you to choose where you want to go in life.

By knowing what you want to achieve, you know what you need to concentrate on and improve and what's a _5_.

With clear goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals.

Feedback: Success

Where you've achieved a goal feed back to yourself and into your next goals:

  • If the goal was easily achieved, make your next goals harder.
  • If the goal took too long to achieve, make the next goals a little easier.
  • If you learned something that would lead you to change goals still outstanding, change them!

Remember too that goals change as you _6_ - adjust them to reflect the change in your personality.

It should bring you real pleasure, satisfaction and _7_.

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