Qualities of a Champion
"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do." --Lou Holtz
Motivation is the tool within each and every one of us that pushes us to try and achieve a goal. We are all motivated in diferent ways to reach different goals. We all have different reasons for doing the things that we do on a daily basis. Some of us are motivated to wake up early in the morning to go to school for good grades, or work for a paycheck. Making good grades in school and earning a paycheck is what motivates us to wake up early. Imagine what your life would be like if you were not motivated by anything to do anything.
"Just believe in yourself. Even if you don't, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will." --Venus Williams
As children we had to be told what to do to take care of ourselves. Our parents probably had to remind us to drink water, brush our teeth, and take baths. Now that we are older, we know to do these things for ourselves. Motivation is the same way. You are responsible enough to know that certain things, like doing homework orgetting ready for a class, going to work, are important without being told, and you can motivate yourself to do them.
We have to motivate ourselves even when we don't feel confident. Believeing in yourself is neccessary so you can motivate yourself to try anyway. If you are able to motivate yourself to try something, you can motivate yourself to succeed.