Motivation is a key factor of performance. You may have an abundance of talent but if you aren’t motivated to utilise that talent, it is unlikely you will perform your best. Motivation is the fuel for success, but it is also variable from person to person and may fluctuate over time. This can make it difficult to manage as a coach, leader or manager. So why are people motivated? And how can you support sustained engagement? When an individuals’ three basic needs – competence, choice and connection – are satisfied, they are more likely to be engaged in their performance domain and will thrive. Achieving Excellence refers to these three basic needs as the 3 Cs of performance success. We explore each in this excerpted content from Achieving Excellence.
As we step into a new year we are often enthused by plans of how this year will be our fittest and healthiest yet. It’s great to have such ambitions, but often to achieve them we will need to step outside of our comfort zone, and that can be tough. In this post we explore how you can step out of your comfort zone to make positive, lasting changes in your life, adapted from Total Body Beautiful.