motivation by association

February 2019

1-min Read: The Importance Of Rest For Peak Performance

By |2018-12-10T13:24:19+08:00February 21st, 2019|

Have you ever wondered why so many people have their best ideas while walking, showering or sleeping? It’s in large part because such restful times allow the brain to step out of the linear thought process. After all, when you’re actively working, your conscious mind reigns supreme. It functions in a linear “if-then” kind of [...]

1-min Read: Multitasking Is Inefficient – Focus On One Task At The Time

By |2018-12-10T13:40:59+08:00February 14th, 2019|

Do you love multitasking and consider it the most efficient way to get things done? Well, if you do, it’s time to change your ways. That’s because countless studies have found that both the quality and quantity of work suffers when people do multiple things at once. Just take research from the University of [...]

1-min Read: How Stress Can Stimulate Growth

By |2018-12-10T13:21:36+08:00February 7th, 2019|

In 1934, the endocrinologist Hans Selye did an experiment in which he injected ovarian extracts into rats. The rats reacted strongly, and he believed that he had discovered a new sex hormone. But he soon realized that he was wrong. In reality, the rats responded precisely the same way to any injection. The experiment just shows that [...]

January 2019

1-min Read: Tenacity And Enthusiasm Against Competition Pressure

By |2018-12-10T13:19:26+08:00January 10th, 2019|

Confidence and optimism are great for getting you moving when things get tough, but to keep moving forward despite constant pressure, you’ll also need tenacity. Tenacity comes into play when there is a goal for which you want to strive. Because when you’re working to achieve something you want, you’ll put up with challenges and [...]

1-min Read: Confidence And Optimism For Defeating Pressure

By |2018-12-10T13:18:00+08:00January 3rd, 2019|

To do your best when it counts, it’s essential to develop attributes that help you thrive in pressure moments. Consider these qualities your “COTE” of armor: Confidence, Optimism, Tenacity, and Enthusiasm. Confidence is critical to keep you pressing ahead when the going gets tough. As your self-confidence increases, your anxiety reduces, and it becomes easier to [...]

December 2018

1-min Read: Pressure And Stress Can Hamper Your Sports Performance

By |2018-12-10T13:15:31+08:00December 20th, 2018|

Think about your upcoming competition. Are you afraid, eager? Do your palms sweat, or nerves twitch? The sensations you felt at that moment are typical of high-pressure situations. Unfortunately, pressure and stress can hamper your performance when it’s most essential that you succeed. Pressure moments can affect performance in sports, during practice, and in competition. [...]

Rafi Papazian: From Baker to Ironman Athlete

By |2018-12-12T08:06:36+08:00December 11th, 2018|

Ironman athletes are considered to be the strongest and most endurant human beings, always pushing the limits. But what does it really take to be an Ironman and what kind of mindset does one need to cultivate to perform in that level? My conversation this week is with Rafi Papazian, an Ironman athlete, a [...]

1-min Read: How Motivation By Association Works

By |2018-11-12T12:49:43+08:00December 3rd, 2018|

When it comes to the world of professional golf, for a long time South Korea was not really on the map. However, after South Korean golfer Se Ri Pak won the LPGA Championship in 1998, the number of South Koreans on the LPGA tour multiplied. This is not a coincidence. When people find a similarity [...]