2. Use Emotion To Increase Motivation

Sports psychologists find that emotional largely influences motivation

. Athletes are the most motivated to practice when there is a high-stakes championship coming up. The emotional push from wanting to win helps (at least in the short-term) to motivate them to work harder. Non-athletes can use this to help them, too. Thinking about how it will feel to accomplish a goal can encourage a person work harder.

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