“stay hungry” and feed the motivation

I know I’m not the only one that was motivated by the NBC airing of 2010 Ironman World Championships but I have to admit watching more than a few times since my husband and I DVR’d it Saturday. Watching it was like “soul food” for my visualization skills and motivation…especially in this “off season.” While I am physically in the off season I always try to keep my mentality open to receiving inspiration. So in a nutshell my mind is never in an off season.  One “trick” I often use is I go to Google images and type in words like “triathlon strong” “inspiration runner” “Ironman” as the pics pop up I click on ones that   that encompass what I believe to be inspiring and motivation, you could say I am mentally “downloading” these images to retrieve at a later time when I am training, racing, running.  This fuels my motivation and to stay “hungry” which I think is best summed up by Joe DiMaggio,

“Motivation is something nobody else can give you…other’s can help motivate you, but basically it must come from inside you, and it must be a constant desire to do your very best at all times and under ANY circumstance.”

Keep reaching for your peak…on or “off season”

 

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Dr. Gloria Petruzzelli

Dr. Petruzzelli is sport and performance psychologist and mindfulness meditation teacher located in Sacramento, California and works with elite sport teams and athletes across the country. She is competitive athlete herself and enjoys practicing what she preaches.

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