Motivation in BJJ is a tricky thing…
Some people are mostly motivated to train by internal factors. Typically they feel it’s personally rewarding, the process of learning is and improving their skills is it’s own reward.
Other people are more heavily motivated by external factors. Maybe they really want to achieve their next belt, or they need their coach’s approval, or they want a shelf full of tournament medals.
This internal vs external motivation – also known as intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation – is a continuum. When it comes to BJJ very few people are 100% at either end of the spectrum, and most people find themselves somewhere in between.
I recently did a Facebook live session on my Grapplearts Facebook page in which I discussed intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation. I also covered some motivation tricks you can use to train harder and improve your jiu-jitsu.
The part about intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation runs roughly from 2:00 to 16:30, and I did a short Q&A session afterwards.
Check it out…
Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Motivation
Posted by Grapplearts on Friday, December 21, 2018
Listen to my Rant on Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Motivation on my Free Audio Podcast
Did you know that I have a podcast? And that it’s free?
On that podcast I have a lot of hardcore guests, but I also take the occasional rant (like the one about motivation above) and put it on my podcast in audio form…
Go grab episode 184 about BJJ motivation strategies on the podcast player that you already have on your phone!
Here are the links to find the podcast on various players – today’s episode is number 184…
- Apple Podcasts (the purple app on your iPhone)
- Google Podcasts (the new google podcast app)
- Spotify (it’s free)
- Google Play
Or you can just stream the audio here:
Good luck with your training!