Type of Motivation > Amount of Motivation

Motivation is a moody character.⁣

Relying on it entirely... is a bad idea.⁣

Instead seeking MORE #motivation (the hashtag has 231 million posts), I would encourage you to take a closer look at the motivation you already have and ensuring it’s the *good* kind.⁣

In my last post I went over our 3 basic psychological needs, defined by Self Determination Theory.⁣

These needs help differentiate between:⁣

The 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗧 𝗢𝗙 our goals (e.g. personal development, connection with others, fame & fortune, physical attractiveness)⁣

And also the 𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗢𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗙𝗢𝗥 our goals (e.g. conform to everyone else, self-esteem boosting, to feel good and empowered)⁣

👆Understanding the content and reasoning behind your goal pursuit determines the 𝗧𝗬𝗣𝗘 𝗢𝗙 motivation…⁣

And according to research, the type (extrinsic vs. intrinsic) makes a massive difference in your health & fitness goals, especially when it comes to long term success (meta analysis: Ng et al., 2012)⁣



People will often come to you with extrinsic motivators that haven’t been working for them (hence, hiring you)⁣

Instead of overlooking this, dive deeper with them.⁣

Intrinsic motivation can be cultivated (and a growth mindset along with it) — and as coach, you have the opportunity to help others uncover it.⁣