Motivation by definition is ones desire or general willingness to do something. We all have different things that motivate us just as we all respond differently to various motivations. But what is the since behind it? Our personality traits and/or characteristics are ultimately what determine how we respond to these motivators and what it is that specifically motivates us individually. That being said, the more you know about yourself the better you can identify things that motivate verses things that don’t. There are two major types of motivation. Intrinsic which is motivation from within (ex. A desire to overcome, feeling of pride and fulfillment, goal setting and progression seeking) The other is Extrinsic which is motivation from an outside source (ex. group settings, praise and recognition, medals and awards). The theory behind these is that an athlete can reach peek performance when these motivators are triggered properly. A good trainer or coach can recognize these motivators and use them to bring out top performance and results.